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How to Save Gmail Attachments as Google Docs

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How to Save Gmail Attachments as Google Docs

By Justin Pot · February 20, 2019
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Want to send an email attachment over to Google Drive? You can do that in a single click, or you can set things up so the transfer happens automatically.

How to Save Gmail Attachments to Google Drive Manually

First open the email with the attachment.

An email with an attachment

Hover your mouse over the attachment, and you'll see two icons: a down arrow, for downloading, and a Google Drive icon. Click the Google Drive icon.

Google Drive icon in Gmail

You'll see a pop-up indicating that your attachment was saved to your Google Drive.

Google Drive popup in Gmail

Click Organize to quickly choose a folder for your attachment, or head over to Google Drive and you'll see your attachment there.

Gmail attachments sent

How to Save Gmail Attachments to Google Drive Automatically

Don't want to do all the work yourself? With Zapier, you can automatically send any Gmail attachment over to Google Drive. Use this workflow template for a quick way to do that:

If sending every attachment over seems like overkill, don't worry. You can automatically send over only the attachments for emails that match a particular search.

Or you can send over only attachments from emails with a particular label.

This last one is powerful because you can set up a filter in Gmail to automatically send over attachments, but you still have the power to send things over manually by applying the label.

Want to learn more? Check out the rest of our Gmail and Google Drive integrations.

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Justin Pot

Justin Pot is a staff writer at Zapier based in Hillsboro, Oregon. He loves technology, people, and nature, not necessarily in that order. You can follow Justin: @jhpot. You don't have to. But you can.

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