How to customise swipe gestures in Gmail app on Android and iPhones | How-to

How to customise swipe gestures in Gmail app on Android and iPhones

Your Gmail account has this swiping feature that can make your job easy. Know how to customise it on Android and iPhones.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 11:25 IST
Gmail app allows you to use swipe gestures to move emails to Bin, Mark as read/unread, Snooze, Move or none option. (Unsplash)

We all get a number of emails in our inbox every day. A few are promotions, while others from colleagues, friends, family and even news updates. Almost everything lands in your Gmail inbox. Undoubtedly, Gmail has been one of the top options for smartphone users to access emails on a daily basis. And it does offer several features to let you work with ease without the need to run between different apps such as Google Meet, spaces, chat, and more. Besides these, Gmail also has a ton of other features to make your Gmail inbox look good and manageable.

One of these features is the 'Swiping Gesture' that lets you perform tasks with a shortcut. You can archive a mail or snooze just by swiping right or left. As simple as that! The best part is you can personalise several features including the swipe gesture feature of Gmail. So, Gmail settings allow you to customise the left or right option into other options such as delete an email, mark an email as read or unread, or even move an email to a separate folder/tag. Check the step-by-step guide to know how to customise the swiping gestures in your Gmail on Android as well as iPhones.

How to customise swipe gestures in Gmail on iPhone

Step 1: Open your Gmail app on Apple iPhone.

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Step 2: Now, tap the hamburger menu available at the top left corner of the app.

Step 3: Afterwards, scroll down to the Settings button.

Step 4: Find the Email Swipe Actions button and click on it.

Step 5: Here, you will find two wiping gestures. First, tap the Right Swipe option and change the default Archive option. You can change it to Bin, Mark as read/unread, Snooze, Move or none option, according to your choice.

Step 6: Likewise, go back and now repeat the same process for the Left Swipe option.

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First Published Date: 07 Apr, 19:29 IST