NEW DELHI: At I/O 2021, Google announced various new features for Gmail and Drive which aim to improve productivity. Now the company has added a new shortcut to Gmail which will make it easier for the user to save images.
The tech giant has announced that it is adding the ‘Save to Google Photos‘ shortcut to Gmail. When you open an email on the desktop, you notice that the images appear below the body text. On hovering over the images you notice the option to either ‘Download’ it or ‘Add to Drive’. Now Google has added the ‘Save to Photo’ option there.
This new feature will enable you to directly save the images to Google Photos. Presently, you will only be able to save JPEG images. Google also shared the screenshots of the Gmail web interface showcasing the feature.
“This new feature frees you from having to download photo attachments from Gmail messages in order to then manually back them up to Google Photos,” Google said.
Google has already started rolling out the feature and it is available for all the Google Workspace and personal account users.
In related news, starting June 1, you will not be able to backup unlimited images of Google Photos. Late last year, Google announced a change in its storage policy for Google Photos. As per the new policy, the 15GB free storage that comes with every Google account will also include Google Photos. So far, the photos that users save in ‘high-quality’ are not counted in this 15GB.