Gmail allows you to view without downloading them on your local computer although for viewing content of ZIP and RAR files, we have to download them on local computer. Sometimes downloading ZIP and RAR files create unnecessary clutter on your computer. To address this issue, Google has added a new feature in Gmail, that will enable you to view ZIP and RAR files without downloading them.
When somebody will send you ZIP or RAR files, simply click on view and you will be able to view its contents within your web browser.
This will bring up a view that includes all of the files in the archive, the file types, and the size of those files.
When you hover over the list you can activate a menu by clicking Actions. You’ll be able to View items supported by Google Docs Viewer and Print (PDF) those that we offer PDF support. Save to Google Docs and Download appear for all files. ZIP and RAR archives that are embedded inside other archives also work.
This feature is also available on Google Docs Mobile.