FP trendSeptember 23, 2022 18:54:05 IST
Google has continually evolved and now, while testing its sleek new functionality for its messaging app, the company appears to have borrowed Gmail’s swipe feature for Google Messages.
Giving you the luxury of instantly sorting incoming emails, the swipe feature has been around for a while, however, it was only recently added to the beta of Google Messages. Acting practically in alliance with the Gmail feature, the swipe action is extremely simple. Just like Gmail, in Google messages you can set specific actions for each direction by swiping left or right on any message thread. Well, that’s not all. What happens after you swipe in any direction is completely your call.
Yes, you read that correctly. Just like in Gmail, you can decide which action should be performed when you swipe. However, Google Messages, at the moment, only allows you to choose two actions and that is archive or delete. And honestly, both actions are pretty straightforward. Plus, they’ll immediately take the action of hiding the thread, both for now and forever. Put simply, the new swipe action gives the user the ability to customize left and right swipe actions. Therefore, Google Messages users can now choose between “Archive”, “Delete” and “Deactivate”. So if you select the right swipe as delete, your messages will be deleted with the right swipe and if you select it as archive, your messages will be archived. And the same is true with the left swipe options. Plus, if you don’t like it, you also have the option to turn it off.
Adjusting swipe actions in Google Messages
So let’s take a look at how you customize swipe actions in Google Messages:
Step 1: First open Google Messages on your Android device.
Step 2: Click on your profile picture at the top right of your phone.
Step 3: Now you have to tap on Message Settings.
Step 4: After opening the messages setting, you will find the swipe actions option once you scroll down.
Step 5: Click on the swipe actions option. A page will open showing swipe right and swipe left. Above the ones where you want to see a customization option, click on it and from there you can select the action of your liking.