Google launched a new feature for Gmail users today that lets them save email attachments directly in their drive account without ever leaving Gmail.
Now you’ll be able to click a new drive icon next to attachments and select a folder to save right within Gmail. This new feature is more convenient for Drive users, saving an attachment to drive make it easier for Google to keep you within the Gmail browser window and sell more drive storage.
You can now save your attachments directly to Drive simply by clicking the Drive button that appears when you hover the preview. If you prefer to download the attachments to your computer, you can just click the arrow button. The feature is rolling out over the course of next week.