“Gmail on iOS users will be able to perform the actions like Archive, Trash, Mark as read/unread, Snooze, and Move to by swiping left and right”
Google has started rolling out customisable swipe actions for the Gmail iOS app. This feature is already available for the Android version of the app since about June last year. The option lets users set up different swipe actions easily when they swipe left and right on an email. The options include Mark as Read/ Unread, Archive, Snooze, Trash, and Move To.
The left and right swipe actions can be configured independently by users. These actions are marked by a different colour to quickly differentiate what the user wants to do with the swipe. While some actions can be applied immediately, others like ‘Snooze’ initiate a prompt to set the time and ‘Move’ opens the list of Gmail folders. However, on Android, there is another option called ‘None’ is available to restore conversations that are accidentally swiped away. Users can access the configuration settings by going to Settings in the Gmail iOS append heading to Swipe Actions to set the actions. Google has also mentioned “this feature will be ON by default” and it will be available to all G Suite users.
Google has already announced that Inbox by Gmail will shut down on April 2nd. There is a warning on the Inbox app, which says “This app will be going away in 15 days. You can find your favourite Inbox features in the Gmail app. Your messages are already waiting for you.” Now, it seems Google is hoping to please Inbox users on iOS in the Gmail app with these aforementioned features.