Google Photos is a convenient picture storage service that offers more than just basic features. It’s very convenient and easy to use. Moreover, it has very useful features such as memories, photo-editing capabilities, and built-in photo adjustment features that can make your photos look great without lifting a finger.
Besides these, Google also makes it easy to save photos received in Gmail to Google Photos. Read on to find out how.
How to Save Photos From Gmail Messages Directly to Google Photos
Gmail’s Save to Photos button provides an easy way to save any pictures you’ve been sent over email to Google’s photo storage service, Google Photos. The feature is very easy to use, and you don’t need any technical know-how to use it.
However, before we dive into the tutorial, keep in mind that Google only supports saving JPEG images at the time of writing.
There are two ways to save an email from Gmail to Google Photos. The first one is saving the image directly from inside the email, and, secondly, from a photo preview.
Save Gmail Images to Google Photos From Inside an Email
- Go to Gmail, and find an email with a JPEG photo inside.
- Open the email and navigate to the attachment section.
- Hover your mouse over the image, then click the Save to Photos button.
- Next, select Save on the pop-up dialog box.
- A copy of the image will be saved to your Google Photos library.
Save Gmail Images to Google Photos From a Photo Preview
- Go to the email with the JPEG attachment.
- Tap the image, then select the three-dot menu on the top right.
- Click on Save to Photos.
- Click Save on the pop-up dialog box.
The pop-up dialog box will appear just once, the next time you save an image to Google Photos, you won’t see it. The date of the image will be set to when the image was added to Google Photos, rather than when it was taken. You can always change the photo’s date in Google Photos.
Get Your Photos in One Place
Google Photos is used by many internet users, with thousands of images uploaded every day. Being able to save photos in Gmail to Google Photos directly is just one of the reasons why you may want to stick to Google Photos, even after the end of free unlimited storage.