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How to Save Gmail Photos Directly to Google Photos

Person taking a photo of their kitchen countertop with their phone

Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Save Gmail Photos Directly to Google Photos

When someone sends you a JPEG image through Gmail, you can save that image to Google Photos. Previously, you had to download the images and then manually upload them to Google Photos. At this time, this will only work with JPEG images.

The feature is shown below, with our very own, "Jeannie", who didn't mind being our model.

Screenshot of the image of a dog and what buttons will appear when you hover over it to try and save it to Google Photos

Save to Photos button, which looks like the Google Photos symbol with a plus sign

You’ll find the new “Save to Photos” button next to the “Download” and “Add to Drive” buttons when you hover over or click on the attachment.

Since organization skills are something that many of us need to work on, saving straight to Google Photos makes it easier to find the images you need when you need them. Google Photos is especially useful if you want to edit photos and share albums with others.


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