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.
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
Robin Lawrie commented
This doesn't work using Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft SharePoint Online and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
This does work using Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft SharePoint Online and Google Chrome.
it's so silly that Microsoft can't fix their own product and allow options to direct drag and drop emails to IE browser .
Chrome is best :)!
Are you able to elaborate on connecting the library to Outlook? Is it possible to do this, or are you suggesting it as an enhancement?
Lars Kongshaug commented
Our solution to this problem is quite simple, we have a desktop application called Invo Move.
Invo Move is integrated with MS SharePoint / Office 365 and simplifies search for business information across and storing e-mails and attachments through drag and drop functionality. Invo Move offers the user full access to MS SharePoint, Teams and OneDrive for Business directly from Outlook.
For more information please attend our free webinar (in Norwegian) Wednesday the 18th of September.
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