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Attachments in Gmail, now with the power of Google Drive

You might be most likely used to downloading e mail attachments, however each and every of these recordsdata takes time to obtain, eats up area to your device, and may get buried deep within your “Downloads” folder. With these days’s update to Gmail, which you can skip that entire course of. As a substitute, that you could view attachments and store information immediately to Google Power with out ever leaving Gmail, making it simple to get right of entry to them later from no matter device you’re on—laptop, phone or tablet.

The following time you open an e-mail with attachments, you’ll see new previews of the information on the backside of the e-mail, from photographs and movies 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. Of course, if you prefer to download the attachment to your computer, you can—just click the arrow button.

This new attachment experience is available on desktop and will be rolling out over the next week. If you’re one of the more than 120 million active Drive users, you know that saving your files to Drive lets you get to them from any computer, phone or tablet. And if you aren’t taking advantage of Drive just yet, give it a try with your next Gmail attachment.

(Cross-posted on the Gmail Blog and Google Drive Blog)