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Gmail now allows users of the Android app to customize actions by swiping a message to the right or left. Before the update, gestures were restricted to two behaviors: delete or archive an email. It is now possible to choose from six different options to link to finger movement.

"Mark as read / unread", "Move to", "Postpone", "None", besides, of course, Delete and Archive are the action alternatives offered with the update. Check out how to configure in the step by step below, performed on a Moto Z2 Play running on Android O (8.0).

Gmail lets you customize actions by swiping Photo: Marvin Costa / dnetcGmail lets you customize actions by swiping Photo: Marvin Costa / dnetc

Gmail lets you customize actions by swiping Photo: Marvin Costa / dnetc

Step 1. Open the Gmail app and tap on the three line icon, located in the upper left corner, to access the options menu. Then, scroll down to the Settings item and tap on it.

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Access the Gmail settings Foto: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho

Step 2. Go to General Settings and then choose the Aes alternative when sliding.

Tap the Gmail option "Aes when sliding" Photo: Reproduo / Taysa CoelhoTap the Gmail option "Aes when sliding" Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho

Tap the Gmail option "Aes when sliding" Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho

Step 3. Note that the Swipe right and Swipe left options will be displayed. The actions defined for both can be customized by tapping Change. Then, the desired behavior options for gestures will appear. Touch the one you want and repeat the process if you want to change the action performed on the swipe in both directions.

In this tutorial, we chose Delete when dragging to the right and Mark as read / unread when swiping to the right.

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Choose what you want in Gmail Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho

Step 4. Ready! Now just tap on the message you want to take the preset action and slide your finger in the corresponding direction.

Swipe to the right or left of Gmail Photo: Reproduo / Taysa CoelhoSwipe to the right or left of Gmail Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho

Swipe to the right or left of Gmail Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho

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