Gmail app finally gets handy swipe actions on iOS

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Gmail swipe actions
It's as simple as a swipe.
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The official Gmail app for iOS finally boasts handy swipe gestures that make dealing with your email easier. You can swipe to snooze, mark as read, archive, and more. There’s also the ability to customize the actions if you don’t like the default setup.

Almost every email client on mobile supports customizable swipe gestures. It has become a basic function. Even Gmail on Android has included them for a while, but the iOS version has been lagging behind. Its latest updated finally fixes that.

Gmail offers fast email actions

You can now deal with email simply by swiping left or right on each one in your inbox. And now those swipes won’t just archive or delete your messages; you can also set them to snooze, mark as read or unread, or to move messages to a different folder.

The gestures are customizable inside Gmail’s settings menu. To access it, tap the menu button then scroll all the way to the bottom of the sidebar and tap Settings. You should see a new Swipe actions section in here.

You’ll need to be running the latest version of the Gmail app first. Its rollout has already begun on iOS, but it could take up to 15 days to reach all users, Google says.