Google is rolling out a new “Save to Photos” button on Gmail, allowing users to automatically save emailed picture attachments to Google Photos.
With the new feature, users now don’t have to manually download files before saving them to Google Photos – though there’s a catch. It only supports JPEG attachments for now. The “Save to Photos” option appears in the upper right-hand corner menu while previewing an attachment. It’s also accessible next to the “Add to Drive” button on the attachment.
The feature has started to roll out to Gmail users with a personal account as well as Google Workspace, G Suite Basic, and G Suite Business. It may take up to 15 days before the option is available to all users.
The feature comes before Google’s plan to stop offering free unlimited storage to upload pictures in Google Photos. After June 1, users will have to pay an additional storage fee if they wish to store photos on Google Photos after they have reached the 15GB limit unless they have a Pixel device.