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iPhone users Gmail app has finally got a much-needed feature

Updated: May 25, 2019

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 bring 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. 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.

Not just this but Gmail now supports 3D Touch gesture for snoozing an email right from the notifications panel. For example, if you like to snooze emails, you can press firmly 3D Touch or long press on a Gmail iOS notification and click on Snooze directly to pick the date and time when to snooze the email until.

It has been confirmed that swipe customisation features are already in the process of rolling out and is also available for all G Suite editions. This new feature comes days after Google announced a major UI overhaul for the Gmail app.

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Mar 29, 2019, 10:34AM

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