Gmail for Android update adds customisable swipe actions

Choose your own swipe actions with the latest Gmail for Android

Choose your own swipe actions with the latest Gmail for Android

In a recent update, Google is giving users some new options for customizing in-app actions.

Google has added a new feature to its Gmail app which makes it more convenient to use than before. Like you can customize whether you wish to put an option to delete forward or archive that particular mail. Now, the search giant seems to have rolled out another draw to Gmail for Android: the ability to modify swipe actions. Earlier this swipe action was confined to just archive irrespective of the work.

You can choose to tailor the gestures from the settings menu in the app and then choosing "swipe actions".

The mobile app has supported swipe gestures for some time now, but the options have been rather limited - toggling between read/unread or archiving/deleting messages. These customizable swipes were initially spotted in an APK teardown of an older build of Gmail which meant that Google was already working on the feature which we guess is finally here.

As of now, this option is not available for iOS users of Gmail, but it is expected that very soon the company will launch an upgrade update for iOS users too.

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