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

Maintaining your Gmail account is set to become all the easier for Android users as Google has started rolling out new gesture features that allow you to perform different actions, including deleting an email or archiving it, by simply swiping the email in different directions. Gmail for Android got a super handy function in the latest update.

Earlier, swiping over an email in the Gmail app would archive it as that was the only option, even though Google had added a delete option in one of the older versions. While useful, fans have been asking Google to add more options other than the archive.

The new Gmail update on Android makes the swipe gestures even more versatile and productive. The latest update for the Gmail app on Android is now being widely rolled out. We discovered that the swipe customization feature has already made its way to even older versions like Android 5.0 Marshmallow via the update.

Customize Left and Right Swipe

If you want to try the new swipe gesture customization feature on the Gmail app, here’s how you can do it.

Open the Gmail app and tap on the menu button at the top left corner of the screen. Here tap on ‘Settings‘ and then choose the option ‘General Settings

In ‘General settings’, tap on ‘Swipe actions

Gmail body

Tap on the card for ‘Right swipe‘ or ‘Left swipe‘ and customize it to perform the task you want.

Gmail web

Hit the back button and save your settings. That’s it; you can now swipe left or right depending on the setting you have chosen.


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