How to customize swiping an email in Gmail app for Android

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How to customize swiping an email in Gmail app for Android

Google recently launched a new Gmail app’s version for Android devices, which contains a long-awaited feature to truly simplify your Gmail experience. You can now customize swiping an email in Gmail app. It means you can set what the swiping gesture will do to the received emails.

This feature will attract you if you’re used to the swiping gesture and know that you could only delete or archive an email when you swiped an email until now. Once you update your Gmail to the latest, you’ll be able to do decide what will happen to email after you’ve given it a swipe. This is good because you won’t have to hold and tap an email to apply changes to an unread email.



Earlier when you swiped an email, you could only archive or delete it, but now, there’s more into it. Check out what else you can do to an email by customizing your swipe action.

Customize swiping an email in Gmail app

  • Head to the app’s Settings
  • Tap General Settings
  • On the next page, select Swipe Actions
  • Now, you can customize the right swipe and left swipe to choose what each action will do to an email: archive an email, delete it, mark it as read or unread, move it to somewhere else, snooze it for a period, or have nothing happen to it

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This feature is useful for people who rely heavily on the swipe gesture while in the Gmail app and end up accidentally achieving emails. It’s better to set one sideswipe for deleting emails and the other side swipe for any option you think is important for you.

The swipe feature is available to most Android users. In case you don’t see the customizing options in your version of the app, check the Play Store for the latest version. We may not realize how important simplification is in email clients but when updates like this appear, it’s certainly something worth appreciation.

More at NextGeekers: 5 new Gmail features you probably didn’t know

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