New Feature to Save Attachments in Gmail Directly to Google Drive is Rolling Out

By Akemi Iwaya on November 13th, 2013

Are you tired of downloading Gmail attachments to your computer or mobile device? Would you like to be able to save those attachments directly to Google Drive for easy access wherever you are? If so, then you will love the new feature that Google has added to Gmail for easier viewing and management of the files you receive!

Images shown above and below courtesy of the Official Google Blog.

First things first, the feature is still being rolled out over the course of the week, so it may not be available in your account just yet, but soon will be.

The new feature will definitely make managing attachments easier than ever as described in the following excerpt:

From the Google blog post: The next time you open an email with attachments, you’ll see new previews of the files at the bottom of the email, from photos and videos to spreadsheets and PDFs.

When you click on one of those previews, a full-screen view of the image or document will appear. You can read, search for a particular phrase, and even browse through multiple attachments right in Gmail.

You can now also save your attachments directly to Drive simply by clicking the Drive button that appears when you hover over the preview (shown below). Of course, if you prefer to download the attachment to your computer, you can—just click the arrow button.

Browse on over to the blog post linked below for all the details about Gmail’s latest feature!

Attachments in Gmail, now with the power of Google Drive [Official Google Blog]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 11/13/13
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