Google has already given Android users the privilege of customising the swiping gesture in the Gmail app to quickly delete, archive or mark emails as read/unread. However, iPhone (iOS) users still lacked the functionality until now. The search giant has finally announced that it is bringing the same email swiping features to Gmail’s iOS app as well. The idea behind this is to cut the extra time and thumb exercise that iPhone users had to do to delete, mark as read, archive, snooze and carry out other options for each mail.
You can now set up swipe actions in Gmail on iOS to do any of the following actions: Archive, Trash, Mark as read/unread, Snooze, and Move to,” said the G suite blog post. The feature can be accessed by navigating through the Gmail iOS app’s Settings > Swipe actions, and choosing the function for left and right swipes.
It is worth adding that swiping for each email is present in Gmail’s iOS app but swiping either left or right will show you the same function. With new customisation options you can change what shows when you swipe each mail towards left or right.