Drag And Drop Support Added To Chrome for Outlook Attachments

Recently,  Microsoft announced that they would be making a Chromium-based Microsoft Edge. Ever since then, they have been actively contributing to the Chromium community. Almost every week, a new commit is discovered in which Microsoft address different ‘Chromium’ bugs. This week seems to be no different than any other.

Drag And Drop Support

WindowsLatest spotted yet another commit today, titled ‘Drag and Drop support for emails and attachments from Microsoft Outlook’. In the commit, a Microsoft engineer revealed the company’s plans to add drag and drop support for attachments and emails from the Microsoft Outlook app to Chromium-based browsers in Windows.

Chromium-based browsers like Google Chrome, Opera and the upcoming Microsoft Edge will soon be able to drag attachments out of emails from the Windows Outlook app and will be able to drop them on websites such as OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox and more.

The commit explains, “On Windows platforms, users should be able to drag email messages or email attachments out of Outlook.exe and drop them on a file hosting service website such as OneDrive or Google Drive, just as if dragging files from File Explorer.” and it further states, “Email messages should be uploaded to the server as *.msg files; attachments dragged out of messages should be uploaded as files matching their original type and content.”

The commit tells us that the current EdgeHtml-based Edge browser supports the feature. However, currently, Chromium-based browsers lack the feature which is why Microsoft is working on a fix for this. It is not known as of yet when the feature would be implemented in Chromium-based browsers.

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Murtaza Islam


Murtaza is a Computer Science student who takes immense interest in mobile technology. He believes the future of computing lies in smartphones because ARM architecture will eventually take over. He also loves to tinker with ROMs and kernels keeping up with the latest in smartphones.
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