Here’s how you can save Gmail attachments to Google Drive

If you are someone who often received attachments in Gmail, you may find it’s not easy to search for files in emails every time you wish to access the file. Gmail does not provide one primary location where all attachments can be accessed.

There’s another Google product that can make your life easier – Google Drive. You can save all the attachments that you receive to Google Drive, which makes it easier to find them in the future as all files are stored in a central location. You no longer have to go through several emails to find one attachment.

How to save Gmail attachments to Google Drive in browser

It’s quite easy to save your attachments to Google Drive. Just follow the below steps:

  • Open the email that contains the attachment.
  • Hover the cursor over the attachment. You fill find two icons on the attachment.
  • The first icon is for downloading the file and second is for ‘Save to Drive’.
  • Click on ‘Save to Drive’ icon.
  • You will then be asked to select the folder in which you wish to save the attachment.
  • If there are several attachments that you want to save in a single email, click on ‘Save all to Drive’.
How to save attachments to Google Drive from mobile app

If you are using the Gmail app for Android or iOS, you can follow the below steps to save your Gmail attachments to Google Drive:

  • Open the Gmail app and find the email that contains the attachment.
  • Now, scroll down the email and tap the ‘Save to Drive’ icon under the attachment’s thumbnail.
  • If you are already viewing the attachment, tap the overflow button (three dots) at the top right corner.
  • Then, click on ‘Save to Drive’.
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