Gmail updated with new gestures on Android

  • Gmail updated with new gestures on Android

Gmail updated with new gestures on Android

The search-engine giant also introduced an "early adopter programme (EAP)" for its newly designed Gmail with features like Gmail offline and nudging earlier this month. 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.

Before the update, you could only delete or archive emails using swipe gestures. Until now, it was impossible to designate a certain functionality to swipe gestures - doing so only archived an email. However the good news for Gmail users on mobile is that in the latest update to the app, Google is finally allowing users to create customizable swipes. The ability to customise swipes is available under Settings General Settings Swipe actions. Yep, you are getting more control over them. You'll then be able to choose what happens when you right or left swipe, including Archive, Delete, Mark as read or unread, Move to, Snooze or None.

The update, rolling out in v8.5.20 of the Gmail app, now lets you tap on the "Swipe Actions" option in Settings which will give you options for both left and right Swipes.