Save Gmail Attachments to Google Drive Automatically
It’s easy enough to selectively save Gmail image attachments to Google Drive, but if you want to automate the process, tech blog Digital Inspiration shares a script that makes the archiving happen automatically. The script runs in the background of Gmail, and when you get a new attachment it automatically sends it over to a folder called “Gmail Images” in your Google Drive.
Here’s how you can deploy the script in three easy steps:
- Open the script in Drive and choose File->Make a copy to create a personal copy of that script in your Google Drive.
- Choose Run->Authorize to grant the necessary permissions. The script basically needs permissions to read your Gmail inbox and for writing files into your Google Drive Folder.
- Once authorized, choose Run -> StartProgram and the script will start working in the background.
You can now exit the Google Script.
Internally, the Google Script will create a new folder called “Gmail Images” in your Google Drive and all images attachments are saved in this folder. Once a message thread has been scanned for attachments in Gmail, a label “Processed” will be added to that thread so that the script can skip it in the next iteration.
VIA | Digital Inspiration