I use Gmail and love it. I also use Google contacts. For the past few weeks it’s been bugging me how awkward I thought it was to access my contacts from Gmail. The menu on the top left shows Search, Images, Maps, Play, YouTube, News, Drive, Calendar and a More feature and nowhere is there a button to access my Google Contacts. It’s right in front of me but I was too blind to see it until I Googled the question.
On the upper left side of your Gmail screen is Gmail with a down tick arrow. That’s where Google ‘hid’ the access to Contacts. It’s easy enough to use but it does not follow the flow. I don’t why Google put the contacts there instead of the upper menu where everything else is.