Yesterday I got an email with a video attachment (which was taken with an iPad). I opened the email with the Gmail app. I gently touched the attachment and a new screen with the video appeared. I wanted to save it to my camera roll so I touched the share button but it gave me only three options; open the attachment in Chrome, Safari or copy the link. I tried to open the attachment in Chrome and Safari thinking that maybe those apps have the option to save an attachment but it didn’t work.

Then I thought maybe Mail app will be a solution. I opened the app and touched the attachment. Something different than other apps happened. Under the attachment icon I saw that app started to download the file. When it was finished the video didn’t start automatically. I touched and held my finger for a second and a small screen appeared asking me to mail, quick look open in a different app and SAVE TO CAMERA ROLL!!! That was it. This was the solution to save a video attachment permanently to iPad.


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14 Comments so far

  1.    Anonymous on December 14, 2013 05:24      Reply

    I need to save a video from gmail to my camera roll on ipad but i don’t know how.

    •    emrefirat on December 14, 2013 22:57      Reply

      Hi. Add your gmail account to Mail app. Open your mail from Mail app and push the video icon. It will be downloaded to your camera roll.

  2.    Anonymous on December 19, 2013 19:04      Reply

    Yay! Thanks for the tip! It worked perfectly.

  3.    rahul desai on January 8, 2014 15:04      Reply

    thanks man !
    was getting frustrated !

  4.    Athena on February 9, 2014 20:24      Reply

    What about ios 7?

    •    emrefirat on February 9, 2014 21:03      Reply

      It is same actually. Just touch on the attachment and it will be opened but it will not start. Touch the screen only once and you’ll see that a menu will appear. On the top right corner touch the share button and you’ll see “Save video” button.

      Hope this helps.

  5.    Irina on May 5, 2014 06:50      Reply

    Thanks so much was starting to get very frustrated!

    •    emrefirat on May 5, 2014 07:05      Reply

      You’re welcome…

  6.    Brigette on May 17, 2014 23:02      Reply

    Omg thank you emrefirat! I have to do a project for my engl. class and you helped me by posting this thank you thank you!

  7.    Anonymous on June 27, 2014 07:54      Reply

    What about for an iphone? I’m not seeing anything below the video attachment in the Mail app?

  8.    Ann on July 4, 2014 23:16      Reply

    Must I search mail app in app store? I can,t find it… Or is other app?

  9.    Ana on July 4, 2014 23:18      Reply

    Must i search Mail app in app store? Or is it an app of gmail?

    •    emrefirat on July 11, 2014 19:21      Reply

      Ana, it is the Mail app of iPad. Your iPad has it but you have to link it to your email first.

  10.    Vasudha on July 9, 2014 16:33      Reply

    It worked ! Yay ! :)




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