How to Customize What Gmail’s Swipe Gestures Do

Android: It’s one of the better Gmail features—swiping across an email in order to archive or delete it. The latest version of Gmail’s Android app lets you customize what swiping does.

To get started tap your profile picture at top-left and scroll down to Settings. Go to General Settings > Swipe Actions and you can define a variety of actions: Archive, Delete, Mark as read/unread, Move to, Snooze, and None.

It’s a long needed bit of customization, and the ability to swipe in order to snooze any email is particularly welcome. Tweak this just the way you like it and you’ll have a much easier time cleaning out your inbox.

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Our thanks to Rite El Khoury at Android Police for pointing this feature out!

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