How to save Gmail attachments to Google Drive

Google has announced an update to Gmail today which allows users to preview attachments and save them directly to Google Drive.

From today all emails with attachments feature a preview thumbnail. Hover over the thumbnail to download or save the file to Google Drive, or click on it to open a preview, which also offers the option to download or save the file.

Gmail attachment thumbnail

File preview in Gmail.

Files in Google Drive can also be emailed as an attachment with one click — just open the file in Google Drive Viewer and click on the ‘email as attachment’ option in the File menu.