When working in Gmail it can be frustrating to click on the email address link of a friend or business client only to find you see Microsoft's Outlook Express or similar open up with the address pasted in the send field.
Users have been frustrated for years that when they use Gmail, on the Chrome browser, to read something and then reply to an email which displays a link, they would very much like to send from their Gmail account and not some default mail client. Now at last Google's browser Chrome has finally built in Gmail support, so links to email addresses open up right in your Gmail inbox.
Here is how you can enable the new feature; go into Gmail using your Chrome browser, you will notice a toolbar-style pop-up drop down which asks, at the top of the window, if you want to allow Gmail to open all email links. You can then either click on the radar button that says "Use Gmail" or "No". The feature has been introduced from today.
Next, click "Use Gmail" and you will find that any future email links you click will open up in your Gmail inbox instead of a desktop mail client, reports Lifehacker.
What Google has done is simply tweaked Gmail's HTML5 coding to make the webmail service open email links from web pages, reports PC Pro.
It is possible to set Gmail as the default email service in Firefox and Internet Explorer, strangely it has been the case for some time. Before this new feature , users had to copy an e-mail address on a webpage or its URL, open Gmail manually, create a new message and paste it into the message, as PC World points out.