Gmail For Android Now Lets You Customize Swipe Gestures

Gmail For Android Now Lets You Customize Swipe Gestures
Gmail For Android Now Lets You Customize Swipe Gestures

It appears Google isn’t done making Gmail a lot more useful. Following a recent major design overhaul for the web version of the email client, now it’s the mobile app’s turn to get a bunch of new features, starting with customized swipe gestures.

Users can now set what specific function happens when they swipe left or right on an email. Until now, it was impossible to designate a certain functionality to swipe gestures — doing so only archived an email. Swiping has been a fixture of mobile email apps for years now, and many of these apps allow users to customize these gestures, something Google oddly hasn’t been able to add into Gmail until recently.

New Gesture Options In Gmail App

Gmail’s’ new swipe options aren’t extremely feature-rich, to be sure, but they’re sufficient enough to get certain things done. Users can set either left or right swipes to trigger any of the following actions: archive, delete, mark as read or unread, move, or snooze. Setting it to “none” is also possible for those who don’t want to bother with gestures at all.

To make the changes, head over to Settings, tap “general settings,” and hit “swipe actions.” Once configured, it should work across the entirety of the Gmail app.

Gesture customizations for Gmail are now live on Android. No iOS implementation yet, though. But seeing as Google has been releasing a spate of new features across its web and mobile apps, it’ll most likely arrive on iOS shortly.