Gmail Adds Shortcut to Save Images to Google Photos

Gmail: Among the app and tool news announced last week at Google I / O 2021, one stands out Gmail Users: A shortcut, introduced by Google on Wednesday (26), allows photos attached to emails to be saved directly to Google Photos, without needing to be downloaded.

Currently, thumbnails are displayed at the bottom of the message when you receive an email. When hovering over it, the options are “Download” or “Add to Google Drive”. Google has now added a “Save to Photos” button with the service icon and a plus sign in the corner. The option is also offered when the image is full screen, in the floating menu.

When can I save photos from Gmail to Google Photos?

Made available to personal users of Gmail, Google Workspace, G Suite Basic, and G Suite Business customers in the coming weeks, the functionality will accept only JPEG photos for now. In the screenshot the company shared yesterday, the Gmail interface was shown on the desktop, making it unclear how to use the tool on mobile devices.

The novelty comes at a very opportune time to add images to Google Photos, ahead of the June 1 reformulation. On that date, the unlimited storage for “high quality” photos will be discontinued and replaced by a limit of 15 GB. But since all images uploaded before the change don’t count towards the limit, the tip is “save photo, save photo, save photo!”.

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