Gmail has just announced a support to drag and down the attachments from mail to your desktop. Until now we could only drag and drop attachments from the desktop to the mail while composing but the reverse was not possible. Now Gmail blog has officially announced the launch of this new feature (in Google Chrome) along with a couple of screenshots on how to do it. I have included the screenshots in this post so that you can get a brief idea about how to use this feature. When you hover the mouse over the attachment, you can see a message “Click to view OR drag to your desktop to save”. It’s pretty much straight forward, just click and hold, drag and drop the attachments from your mail to any folder on your computer. Release the mouse button once you have taken the cursor to your desired folder.
Gmail had earlier enabled another feature that lets you drag and drop images on to your email messages while composing a mail.
Note: This works only with Google Chrome as of now
Via Gmail Blog