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Google announced the new “Save to Photos” button for Gmail on its official ‘Google workspace blog'. According to the blog, starting from today, the feature is available to all the Google Workspace customers, G Suite Basic and Business customers. It’s also available to users with personal Google Accounts. The button will be available right next to the “Add to Drive” button on the attachment.
The new feature reduces the need for users to download JPEG images and manually back them up on Google Photos. However, media in other image and video formats would still require to be manually uploaded to Google Photos for organising them in albums or backing them up on the cloud. "This feature will be ON by default. For an eligible photo, you can choose the Save to Photos button which is alongside a similar option to Add to Drive," the blog reads.
The feature is currently rolling out to Gmail users globally. Users in the former domain will have started receiving the update from May 26, while users in the latter domain would start getting it a week later. Google says it can take up to 15 days for the feature to show up for all Gmail users.
If it’s available for you, go ahead and save your memories to Google Photos before the free unlimited storage option goes away on June 1. All photo uploads will then count towards your 15GB storage. Although you can try out some tricks to get more Google storage. Also, there are other cloud storage services that you can give a try.