Is there going to be anything you can do in Gmail that you can't do in iGoogle? Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, in fact I'm very excited about all of the updates and enhancements, but it just seems like iGoogle is becoming the central control panel of all things Google. The latest announcement? Gmail and iGoogle have teamed up to bring you chat right from your iGoogle page.
And for those friends that don't use Gmail, all you have to do is invite them as a chat buddy, and they can sign-up for an iGoogle account with their personal email account. If you don't see chat on your iGoogle page just yet (it should be located under the Home label on the left side of the page) you can click on this link to access it. Currently chat is only available to US users but will launch worldwide.