Gmail Swipe Actions on Android Now Lets You Customize Left and Right Swipe Gestures


  • Gmail adds Left and Right swipe feature.
  • Both Left and Right swipe can be customized.
  • The Swipe feature is available with latest version 8.5.20 for Android.

Gmail is rolling out a new feature which allows a user to customize their  Gmail Swipe actions by swiping left or right on their emails. As of now, the swipe action feature is rolling with the latest version 8.5.20 for Android. With this new feature, a user gets the freedom to change controls for left and right swipe. Earlier, swipe action on Gmail put all the emails to the Archive section by default.

However, you can also deactivate both Left and Right swipe action feature from your Gmail setting. Also, Gmail users get various option to perform left and right swipe action feature. The option includes Archive, Delete, Mark as read/unread, Move to, and Snooze.

How to Start with Swipe actions on Gmail app:

  • First, download and install the latest version of Gmail on your Android Device.
  • Move towards the setting section of the app.
  • Now in General Setting, click on Swipe Action.
  • That’s it, you can now assign a particular option for your both left and right swipe.

In addition, you will also see “None” option which allows you to deactivate both left and right swipe action. Meanwhile, there is a separate option to customize both left and right swipe feature. The update is widely rolling for most of the Android users which carries latest 8.5.20 version.

Recently, Google rolled out a major update for Gmail on the Web
which includes a redesign of UI along with a bunch of new features such as offline mode, smart compose, confidential mode and more.
What do you think about new swipe feature? If you’re seeing this feature on your smartphone, then do try and let us know your feedback in our comment section below.