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How to customize swipe actions in Gmail for Android

Revolutionizing Gmail: Google’s email service is getting better with each passing day

Over the last few months we have seen how Gmail for Android it has not stopped improving. Google’s email service has undergone a website redesign which in turn has made the tool a better way to stay productive. Integration with the new Google Tasks or the now classic calendar allows you to use Gmail as a very complete organizational tool, both for individuals and offices.

Some of these improvements go beyond levels and also reach the app for mobile devices. This is the case, for example, of the snooze function, which has been available in the app for some time. But in turn this means that there are improvements that come exclusively to the application, since they depend on its natural behavior. This is the case, for example, of the action of sliding. To date it was fixed in Archive and there was no reason to modify its result. However, thanks to the latest update, you can now customize Gmail swipe actions.

How to customize Gmail swipe actions

The new Gmail setting for Android is very easy to configure. First of all, make sure you have updated to the latest version of Gmail for Android Just go to the Play Store and look for the corresponding tab. Once you do, keep reading.

Open the app on your Android mobile and extend the hamburger menu. Look for the option of Settings and, in the new screen, click on General adjustments. Then look for the new option called Swipe actions. When you enter you will see that you can set two different actions according to swipe left or right. Besides Archive, you have the options to Delete, Mark as read / unread, Move to, Postpone or None.

From here it is up to you to decide what best suits your daily use, and even if you really need to establish two different actions or if it is better to put the same one in both directions. It is also appreciated that there is the possibility of setting No action, for those who simply annoy swiping.