Chrome Users Can Drag Attachments Out of Gmail

    August 4, 2010
    Chris Crum

Google has added a new useful feature to Gmail for Chrome users. Now, you can drag attachments out of messages in Gmail and 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,’" says software engineer Adam de Boor.

"Simply click and hold, then drag your cursor to anywhere in your file system that you want to save the file," he adds. "Release the mouse button, and voilà! Your attachment is saved (for large files, you may see a progress dialog)."

This is the latest in a series of feature Google has added to Gmail that involve dragging files. First, they launched a feature that allows you to drag images into messages. Then, they launched one that simply lets you drag and drop attachments onto messages. Now it works both ways.