Why Move Email from Gmail to Google Drive?

Save Gmail Emails to Google Drive
Save Gmail Emails to Google Drive

Saving files on a cloud drive becomes a trend nowadays and Google Drive wins a lot of fame by this time. People like to save files to Google Drive but what benefits can it bring to them? Here this post will show 4 advantages of this question.

  • Space Management: If you move some of the old emails to Google Drive, you can delete these emails in your Gmail inbox and free up Gmail space.
  • Organization: After migrating Gmail to Google Drive, you can reorganize the emails and make the classification more customizable by creating new folders or subfolders to save the emails.
  • Collaboration: It is much easier to share emails with others on Google Drive since Google Drive supports sharing files in real time. This feature can make you and your teammates have a closer collaboration.
  • Backup: When you want to add another protection for some important emails, it will be a good choice to backup emails from Gmail to Google Drive. If you lose these emails in Gmail accidentally, you can also find these emails on Google Drive.

Move Email from Gmail to Google Drive via MultCloud [Easy & Quick]

This section will introduce the best way to transfer Gmail to Google Drive and that is transferring by MultCloud. MultCloud is known as a multiple-cloud management service but recently it will release some new and mighty functions for email servers like Gmail, Office 365 Mail, and Outlook. To save Gmail emails to Google Drive, you can use Email Migration which is specially designed for email-to-cloud migration.

By Email Migration, you can freely choose emails to transfer. It won’t transfer all the emails without selection or need you to move Gmail emails to Google Drive one by one. Besides, you can schedule the migration process. If you always have a demand for keeping emails on a cloud drive, this feature can be quite helpful and you can set daily, weekly, or monthly migration. Also, emails will be converted to PDFs before the migration process.

Email Migration Schedule
Email Migration Schedule

There are only 3 simple steps for using MultCloud Email Migration.

Step 1: Open the MultCloud website and tap the “Sign up Free” button.

Step 2: Click “Add Email” in the left sidebar and then select Gmail icon among the email server’s icons. Then log in to your Gmail account in the pop-up window. Also, similar steps have to be used to add your Google Drive to MultCloud.

Add Gmail

Step 3: Tap “Email Migration” in Common Tools and choose Gmail and Google Drive in the boxes. Then click “Migrate Now” and all of your Gmail emails will be sent to your Google Drive.

Move Gmail to Google Drive
Move Gmail to Google Drive

Note: If you don’t want to transfer all the emails, you can make a selection by clicking the triangle between Gmail and the folder. Or, you can use Email Filter to automatically pick your desired ones out in accordance with the email sender, recipient, date, attachment, or status.

Email Filter
Email Filter

Migration Settings:

  • Save Attachments: Move emails to cloud drives along with the corresponding attachments.
  • Conversation Format: The messages in each email will be listed individually when they are displayed in a PDF.
  • Save the last message only: Only the last message will be displayed in single and others will be shown as its quotation.
Migration Settings
Migration Settings

Move Email from Gmail to Google Drive via Google Solutions

Except for MultCloud, this post will provide 2 common ways to you which is using Google Takeout and Gmail Print. But there are some shortcomings of these 2 methods. If you use Google Takeout, you can find that it doesn’t allow you to only transfer one specific email. On the contrary, Gmail Print can only move one email at once which will be time-consuming if you have many emails to move.

Solution 1: Transfer Gmail Emails to Google Drive by Google Takeout

Step 1: Enter Google Takeout and log in to your Google account.

Step 2: Click “Deselect all” and scroll down the page until you see “Mail”. Then, tick the box beside it and click “Next step”.

Tick Mail
Tick Mail

Note: You can choose Gmail folders to move by the steps: Click “All Mail data included” > Deselect “include all messages in Mail” > Select folders > Click “OK”. If you don’t modify the default, it will migrate all Gmail emails.

Step 3: Select “Add to Drive” in Destination and change the Frequency, File type, or File size. Finally, click “Create export” and your emails will be moved to Google Drive.

Click Create Export
Click Create Export

Solution 2: Migrate Emails from Gmail to Google Drive by Print

Step 1: Enter Gmail and log in to your account.

Step 2: Open the email that you want to transfer and click the print icon in the upper-left corner. Or, you can click the 3 dots icon and then click “Print” in the menu.

Click Print
Click Print

Step 3: Click “Change” in Destination and choose “Save to Google Drive”. Then click “Save” and all you have to do to move email from Gmail to Google Drive are finished.

Choose Save to Google Drive in Destination
Choose Save to Google Drive in Destination

Note: If you can’t find “Save to Google Drive” in Destination, you can try to add the “Save to Google Drive” extension to your Chrome first and reopen the email that you selected before.


The 3 ways shown in the post can definitely be used to move email from Gmail to Google Drive. As you can see, they are all easy to follow. But if you want to choose the best one among them, MultCloud is recommended because it allows you to choose one email to transfer or bulk transfer the emails at the same time.  However, you can only move an email by Print at once or download all Gmail emails by Google Takeout.

Additionally, MultCloud can provide more services like Cloud Transfer, Cloud Sync, and Cloud Backup. If you meet cloud-to-cloud problems like backing up iCloud Photos to Google Photos, there is no better choice than MultCloud Cloud Backup since it is free and the transfer speed is very fast.

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