Adding attachments to messages in Gmail is easy - just drag and drop! You can drag one attachment or multiple attachments onto your messages. You can also drag attachments from a message to your desktop or another folder.
To drag and drop one or more attachments:
- Select the file (s) you want to attach
- Hold down your left mouse button, drag the file(s) below the Gmail Subject field (DROP FILES HERE will appear when you're in the right spot), and release the mouse button.
- Your files(s) attach themselves to the message
Note: Remember that while you can attach multiple files, the maximum total attachment file size, inclusive of all attachments and the content of the message, is 25 MB.
To send a message without a file that has been previously attached, uncheck the box to the left of the file before sending the message.
Drag and drop attachments from a message
To drag and drop attachments from a message to your desktop or another folder, open the message, then:
- Select the attachment.
- Hold down the left mouse button, drag the attachment to your desktop or another folder, and release the mouse button.