Do you often receive photos and other files that were sent to you as attachments to Gmail messages?
If so, it might be a good idea to save a copy of the important attachments in order to prevent losing them if those emails ever get deleted or lost.
As luck would have it, Google makes it easy to save a Gmail attachment to your Google Drive storage for safekeeping. Just follow the steps below for the device you’re using.
If you use Gmail in a web browser on a laptop or desktop computer:
1 -Open Gmail in your browser, then open the message containing the attachment you want to back up to Google Drive.
2 – Click on the attachment to view it.
3 – Click the Add to My Drive icon in the top right corner of the window (it looks like two triangles and a plus sign).
If you use the Gmail app on a mobile device:
1 – Launch the app and open the message containing the attachment you want to back up to Google Drive.
2 – Tap on the attachment to open it.
3 – Tap the three dots icon and select Save to Drive from the menu.
That’s all there is to it. You should now have a copy of the attachment saved in your Google Drive storage in the Files folder.