Gmail gains new gestures on Android in the latest update

Gmail gains new gestures on Android in the latest update
Google recently pushed out a new update for the Android version of Gmail. The update brings a couple of new features and improvements meant to further enhance the app's functionality while on the move.

The first change that you'll only notice if you head to General settings / Swipe actions is the addition of new gestures. You'll now be able to swipe right or left on an email, but you'll have to enable these actions from the new Swipe actions menu.

There are different actions that you can set your swipe gestures to do, such as Archive, Delete, Mark as read/unread, Move to, Snooze, None. You can have up to two of these actions enabled at all times: one on the right swipe and another one on the left swipe.

The update isn't available via Google Play Store, so you'll have to wait for Google to enable it via a server-side toggle. It's yet unclear how long it will take for the update to arrive on all devices, but it looks like it's been rolling out for about a week or so.

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5 Comments

1. mootu

Posts: 1530; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

I'm in the UK and mine has been updated. Swipe to delete is nice as i get a lot of mail.

2. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Swipe to delete has been a thing on Gmail for ages.

3. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I thought gmail swiping has always been there? I’ve been able to do it for a long time, swipe to delete or archive.

4. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

now swipe right and left can have different action. before, it was only one action for both.

5. chromoid

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 03, 2013

That is not true, I've had two actions for more than a year

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