Gmail for Android has supported a swipe gesture within the mobile app for quite some time, but, up until today, it has been severely limited in scope.
Swiping on an email within the Android app has archived that message no matter what, which may have been the best possible option for some users. However, swipe actions have become a normal feature within the majority of email apps these days, and the general rule of thumb has been to provide plenty of different options, like being able to quickly delete a message or snooze it for later viewing.
Gmail for Android finally supports customizable swipe actions. It’s part of the latest update for the app, and was first noticed on Friday by Android Police. Now, users can customize the left and right swipe gesture, choosing to either delete a message, mark one as read or unread, move, snooze, or archive.
To customize the option, head into Gmail for Android’s settings –> general settings –> swipe actions and choose what you’d like your swipe action to do.
The new update is available now. Are you happy to see this feature finally added to the mix?