Google Apps Tips: Dragging Images onto Messages
Dragging Images onto Messages
In a previous Tip & Trick, we showed you how to drag and drop attachments onto your Google Mail messages. Well, you can drag and drop images into the body of your message as well!
Note: Currently this feature only works with the Google Chrome browser. If you don’t have Google Chrome installed, click the link and install it now. It takes just a few seconds.Install Google Chrome.
Enable the Inserting Images lab
Before you can drag images onto your Google messages, you must first enable the ‘Inserting Images’ lab:
- Access the lab by clicking Settings > Labs. If you’ve previously enabled another lab, then just click the green lab bottle to the right of your email address. It’s a direct shortcut to labs!
- Locate the ‘Inserting Images’ lab and click Enable.
- Click Save Changes.
Verify the lab was added
Before using the new dragging images feature, verify the following:
- Make sure you are in Rich formatting mode. If not, click Rich formatting.
- Verify the ‘Insert Image’ icon displays in your toolbar.
Using the new feature
To use the new feature:
- Simply click an image on your system.
- Drag it to the body of your message.
- Release the mouse.
After your image displays in the message, click the image and use the options displayed below the image to change its size or remove it from the message before sending. The recipient will also see the image in the body of the message.