Google has added a new feature in Gmail that makes it extremely convenient for you to compose email messages (without typing addresses) or initiate chat sessions with your Gmail contacts using Google Talk.

gmail quick access box

When you mouse over any name in the Gmail standard message view, it pops a small window that will lets your write an email to that person, start a new chat session or even find “recent conversations” with that person.

And if that Gmail contact has an account on Orkut, you can access his or her Orkut profile directly through this new “info box” of Gmail.

Currently, this feature is only available in standard Gmail, not the Google Apps Gmail.