GMail adds drag, drop, save attachment to desktop feature

Google has added a new feature to GMail. If you are using Google Chrome browser, you can now drag, drop and save file attachments onto the desktop. Dragging and dropping files is an easy way to save time .

One could always drag files to upload as attachments and drag images into new messages.

Now, if you’re using Google Chrome, you can also drag attachments out of messages you receive to save them to your computer.

Let’s say you have an email open containing an attachment. Hover your mouse over the attachment’s “Download” link or its file icon and a tooltip appears that says: “Click to view OR drag to your desktop to save.”

Simply click and hold, then drag your cursor to anywhere in your file system that you want to save the file. Release the mouse button and your attachment will be saved to your Windows desktop!

Source: GMail.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.

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