What is the Save to Google Drive Icon?

Save to Google Drive
Save to Google Drive

The “Save to Google Drive” icon is a visible symbol of the Gmail feature that is used to directly save files from websites to your Google Drive account. It can be applied to save documents, images, and HTML5 audio and video. With this feature, you can ignore the steps for downloading files and uploading them to Google Drive which is cumbersome.

To find where is the Save to Google Drive icon in Gmail, you must first know where is the Print icon since they are attached together. The Print icon is in the upper-right corner of the email page and the "Save to Google Drive" icon will appear after you enter the printing page.

Still confused after reading the explanation? Don't worry! Let’s expose the exact location in the next section with the detailed steps.

Where is the Save to Google Drive Icon in Gmail and How to Use

This section will point out the location of the "Save to Google Drive" icon with a guide on how to save Gmail to Google Drive. By doing so, you can effortlessly know where the button is and also learn its usage.

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

Step 2: Open one of the emails that you want to save to Google Drive and click the 3-dot icon on the email page. Then choose “Print” in the menu.

Choose Print
Choose Print

Note: There is another way to directly skip to the print interface: Click the printer-shaped icon in the upper-right corner of the email interface. But sometimes the print icon may be missing.

Step 3: Choose the “Save to Google Drive” icon in Destination in the pop-up window and click “Print” to send this email to your Google Drive account.

Tap the Save to Google Drive Icon
Tap the Save to Google Drive Icon

Note: If you can’t find out where is the Save to Google Drive button on Gmail, click “See more …” to extend the menu and search it.

Where is Save to Google Drive in Gmail
Where is Save to Google Drive in Gmail

Bonus Tip: How to Install the “Save to Google Drive” Extension

If you still can’t find the “Save to Google Drive” icon in the menu, you can try to install the “Save to Google Drive” extension with the steps below:

Step 1: Enter the Chrome Web Store, search for “Save to Google Drive”, and choose it.

Step 2: Click the “Add to Chrome” button and choose “Add extension” in the pop-up window.

When you find the words of the button become “Remove from Chrome”, it demonstrates that you successfully install the “Save to Google Drive” extension. Now, you can repeat the above steps for saving emails to Google Drive and this time the icon would appear.

Best Alternative to Save to Google Drive Extension-MultCloud

Although using the “Save to Google Drive” icon to save Gmail emails to Google Drive is feasible, there are 2 alternative ways to do so via MultCloud. MultCloud Email Migration and “Copy to” can also transfer Gmail to Google Drive directly. What’s even better, MultCloud supports migrating multiple emails at the same time rather than one email only via the extension. Also, considering the accessibility of the email content, emails will be converted to PDFs before transfer through MultCloud.

To further know MultCloud, it is a service that devotes itself to easily managing your multiple clouds. Email Migration and “Copy to” are new functions of MultCloud which aims to migrate emails from email clients like Gmail. The 2 functions are released and you can use these robust functions now.

Way 1: Transfer Gmail to Google Drive by Email Migration

Step 1: Enter MultCloud and click “Sign up Free” to get a MultCloud account.


Step 2: Tap the “Add Email” button and choose the Gmail icon to add Gmail to MultCloud. To make sure that you can enter your Gmail on MultCloud, you have to log in to your account in the pop-up window.

Add Gmail
Add Gmail

Step 3: Add Google Drive to MultCloud by clicking “Add Cloud” and the Google Drive icon. Also, you have to log in to your Google Drive account here.

Add Google Drive
Add Google Drive

Step 4: Click “Email Migration” and choose Gmail and Google Drive respectively. Then click “Migrate Now” and all of the emails in Gmail will be saved to Google Drive.

Migrate Gmail to Google Drive
Migrate Gmail to Google Drive

Note: If you don’t want to transfer all the Gmail emails, you can select emails by clicking the triangle beside Gmail. Each folder corresponds to each label in the Gmail interface. Also, you can choose which Google Drive folder to receive the emails.

Besides, if you always need to backup your Gmail emails to Google Drive, you can use the Schedule to automate the migration process with the time you set.

Schedule Email Migration Task
Schedule Email Migration Task

Way 2: Migrate Emails from Gmail to Google Drive by Copy to

Step 1: Open Gmail in the left sidebar after you add Gmail and Google Drive to MultCloud.

Click the Copy to Button
Click the Copy to Button

Step 2: Select emails and choose “Copy to” in the upper bar. Then tap Google Drive as the copy destination and click “OK”. Your emails will also be sent to Google Drive in this way.

Gmail Copy to Google Drive
Gmail Copy to Google Drive


After reading this post, you must know the answer to the question “Where is the Save to Google Drive icon in Gmail”. If you can’t find the icon immediately, just follow the steps for adding the “Save to Google Drive” extension. Or if you think it troublesome to migrate emails one by one, don’t hesitate to use MultCloud to batch-transfer the emails to save time.

Additionally, if you want to download emails to your external hard drive, you can also use MultCloud. By Email Download, you can save emails to your hard drive as PDFs which are much more convenient to read and the format of email content will not be messed up.

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