How to Customize Left and Right Swipe Gestures on Gmail for Android

The Gmail on Android had a great handy function in the latest update which helps you to customize the left or right swipe gestures on the in-box to correspond to any one of five actions. The latest version also has got g suite gmail options. In addition, the ‘None’ option is also present on there. You can also deactivate the default swipe actions by using the ‘none’ option and it come in handy if you don’t like to swipe gestures.

How to swipe gesture on Gmail

In addition, there are separate options are available to customize the left and right swipe gestures and set them in an appropriate order to perform the desired action.

In older days, swiping over an email in the Gmail app would archive it as that was the only option available on that time, even though Google had included a delete option in one of the older versions. Later, fans have been asking Google to add extra options other than archive.

The new update of Gmail app on Android makes the swipe gestures even more versatile and productive. The latest update for the Gmail app on Android will covers most of the users. We also found that the swipe customization feature has already made its way to even older versions like Android 5.0 Marshmallow through the update.

Recently, Google has rolled out a major update for Gmail on the web which brought a redesigned User Interface and also host the new features such as off-line mode, a smart compose feature and a confidential mode. But the Gmail app present in the mobile only had a few functionality changes, nothing so groundbreaking.

The latest update for the Gmail app on Android (version 8.5.20) however adds something fans have been begging for years. By using the ‘Swipe actions’ option present  in the Settings, you can choose from five different actions with the left and right swipe gestures or you can even deactivate them altogether.

Now, the users can customize their left and right swipe gestures to perform any of the following tasks:

  • Archive
  • Delete
  • Mark as read/unread
  • Move to
  • Snooze

There is also a ‘None’ option which allows you to deactivate it completely. There are separate options are available for you to customize the left and right swipe gestures.

Steps to customize Left and Right Swipe Gestures on Gmail for Android

If you want to try the new swipe gesture customization feature on the Gmail app, you have to follow the below steps carefully.

1. First, you have to open the Gmail app and then click on the menu button which is present at the top-left corner of the screen. Now, you can click on ‘Settings‘ and then choose the option ‘General Settings‘.

2. In ‘General settings’, you can select the Swipe actions’.

3. Now, you have to click on the card for ‘Right swipe‘ or ‘Left swipe‘ and then you can customize it to perform the task which you want.

4. After completing the above steps, you can hit the back button and then save your settings.

You have done successfully; Now, you can swipe left or right depending on the setting you have chosen.

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