New improvement of Gmail chat

A quick note – according to the official Gmail blog, in Gmail chat now you can chat with AIM users without a AIM screenname, and you can directly type an AIM screen name to start chatting (screenshot below).

However, Google still doesn’t provide an API for accessing Gmail chats yet, that’s the improvement of Gmail chat I want, because a lot of users has been requesting for the ability to backup Gmail chat records with Gmail Keeper

Gmail chat / google talk screenshot