Quick Filters and More in Gmail

You may not have realized that Gmail offers some quick methods of filtering mails, and connecting with your contacts, that can be accessed simply by hovering over a name in a list of mails.

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The pop-up shows the identity of your contact, but also has a few more links and icons along the bottom edge.

Click on Emails, and the mail list you’re viewing will be filtered to show just your email to and from that particular contact.

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Meanwhile the three icons on the right let you directly create (respectively) a video call, a hangout or an email.