Starting a hangout or sending an email now just one click away when typing someone's name
Quickly getting ahold of people just got a bit easier in the latest build of Chrome OS. Complete contact search is now integrated into the Chrome OS launcher, letting you quickly message or email people by hitting the search key and starting to type their name just as you would an app or web search. The list automatically populates with relevant contact entries, and with a single click you can start a new Hangouts message or email with that person.
You'll simply need to snag the latest update to Chrome OS on your Chromebook or Chromebox and reboot to apply it, and there's no further setup beyond that. We're seeing the changes on our Acer C720 right now, but as usual the update is taking a tad longer to show up on the Chromebook Pixel. The update should be available to all Chrome OS devices soon.
Via: +Google Chrome