Gmail Drag And Drop Attachments


For Gmail users, are you aware that you can now drag-and-drop attachments to your emails? Last week, Google announced on the official Gmail blog the release of the new drag and drop attachments feature for Gmail. This new feature is automatically added to every Gmail account so users don’t have to install it via Gmail Labs. All you need to do is create a new email (Compose) and select any file you want to attach and drag it anywhere inside the Gmail interface and drop it. You can add as many attachments as you can as long as you don’t exceed the attachment size limit.

Here’s a screenshot I took while trying out this new feature.
Gmail Drag And Drop

Right now, the Gmail drag and drop attachments feature only work on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox 3.6 browsers. This drag-and-drop attachments feature will definitely give users an easier and faster way to add attachments in Gmail. In my case, I won’t be using this feature because I use an email client – Mozilla Thunderbird to manage my Gmail account.

Btw, Google released another new Gmail feature that lets you insert calendar invitations. Pretty useful if you use Gmail alot and want to share your schedules and activities with your co-workers, family and friends.

Anyone tried the drag-and-drop attachments or the insert calendar invitations features on Gmail? What are the things you like or dislike about it? If there are any features or options that you’d like to add to them, what would it be? Please share your thoughts.

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  1. Buy and Sell Philippines

    May 2, 2010 at 11:09 PM

    Wow. Thanks for the share man! Gmail is the best! With this drag drop tool. Mailing attachments becomes easy:) Thumbs up!

  2. Joie

    April 25, 2010 at 10:36 PM

    I didn’t know that until today. The calendar is a good addition to it. I’m always a fan of gmail. Thanks for sharing bai.

  3. Kimwell

    April 24, 2010 at 9:09 PM

    Its about time that this feature became available, Its really saves time compared to the conventional email attachment process. Gmail is getting smarter and smarter nowadays..hehehe..

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