Please let me drag Outlook attachments into SharePoint
Something I find myself wanting to do pretty frequently is storing an email attachment somewhere into SharePoint or OneDrive for Business. I want to simply drag the attachment from Outlook directly into SharePoint or OneDrive in the browser. Alas, I cannot. I am forced to save the attachment somewhere (my Desktop, most likely) then either drag+dropping it into SharePoint/OneDrive or using the upload function in SharePoint/OneDrive to get it uploaded.
It should be easier than that. Microsoft, please consider adding this functionality to get even more user-friendly integration between your suite of products.
Thank you for everyone who has been providing feedback on this thread. There is a variety of work happening to make it easier for people to save to/from OneDrive and SharePoint. There are no specifics and ETA’s to share at this point.
It is good to see that outfits such as the one Roel provided a link to, are stepping up to the plate to provide a solution. Unfortunately, it is very pathetic (TBH) at the same time, that Microsoft does not allow this within its native applications and their respective environments. I am what I would define as a power user of M365 and drag n drop was one of the first and remains one of the most powerful (no pun) functionalities, when the given app(s) allows for it. An oldie but goodie. Very simple and can reduce mouse clicks like none other. Especially for those in for example, prof industries (insurance, legal, etc.) in which one of the primary daily activities likely involves handling incoming attachments (typically PDF and Word) from outside your org and come via Outlook inbox. Although there are numerous add-ins, download options etc., none come close to the inherent control and "point A to point B" type functionality that good ole manual drag n drop offers.
My mind was really blown the other day when I learned the following (and also have confirmed this is the case from Microsoft) -
-drag n drop from Outlook client to Teams client
-drag n drop from Outlook web to Teams client or Teams web
-drag n drop from Outlook client to Teams web
When I stumble upon these types of features, I often wonder - are these types of what I consider "issues", intentional? If so, that is almost worse then unintentional because if intentional, the dev team has actually thought about it, analyzed the pros/cons, and decide to not implement. On the other hand, if it is unintentional, how does such a popular and powerful feature not be part of the larger conversation when these apps and their functionalities are being determined.
IMO - there is no excuse and no reason one should not have the ability to drag n drop any file/doc from said Microsoft app to said Microsoft app. It is one thing to carve back functionality when dealing with non-native apps (due to security etc.) but cmon Microsoft, you are better than this.
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Ryan Helmer commented
And vice versa--drag from SharePoint directly to Outlook :D
I suggest you to take a look at our website, we provide an add-in that allows you to drag and drop from outlook Online to anywhere else in one single move.
And we also have a version for the Desktop version of Outlook as well. (With .eml .zip and other supported extensions.)
Just as important, please provide the ability to select multiple items in SharePoint and attach them to desktop Outlook to send. It's one at a time right now, and the only options are Outlook on the web or the sharing dialog.
Isabel Perez-Morina commented
I am using outlook through office 365 online and cannot drag and drop to Sharepoint. Using Chrome as a browser. Am i missing something?
So is it possible to save attachments from Outlook directly to Sharepoint? Can you help me with settings?
Hi there, while I'm able to use the drag and drop from Outlook desktop app > SharePoint, my colleagues using Macs are not. Is there any update on whether this will be possible soon?
Drag'n drop working. But need a better solution.
Has anyone succeeded making a drag-and-drop from Outlook web or client to SharePoint online? I've tried several browsers with no luck...
It's a mirracle. It works indeed with Edge and Chrome, no documentation or announcement to be found on this? Is it 'experimental'?
Not sure what changed or when, but this seems to be available now. I've tested in Chrome and Edge on a Windows 10 machine, and can drag attachments from Outlook to SharePoint and OneDrive libraries.
Rachel Coulter commented
This feature would be fantastic and increase productivity significantly as we wouldn't have to download a file and then upload it to SharePoint.
The drag and drop is back (in Chrome, Edge & IE).
Deb W commented
We used to be able to save directly into SharePoint via the URL...now we can only save if the library is synced to my laptop. Way to make it more complicated!
Same thing for us. We use the sync for as an alternative. However our users prefer the drag & drop.
Callum Neil commented
Same here - used to work, no longer does on Targeted release. A very handy feature I hope is fixed soon.
@Babak Danyal confirming that this no longer works for me in Targeted Release, using Chrome 78 and latest Edge. This has worked for Targeted release previously since Chrome 76, but I noticed it stopped working in Targeted very recently. Hope this is fixed soon.
Babak Danyal commented
It was working in Standard release and for testing I switched my tenant to Targeted Release and it has stopped working.
When you drag from outlook to SPO in browser it shows a box and a email icon but when you release nothing happens.
In standard release it use to show the message "Drag your items here" or something similar but it is gone in the Targeted Release (I am hopping it is a bug in the targeted release that needs to be fixed).
@robin It works with Microsoft Edge too