Don’t like the default swipe actions in the Gmail app? Here are the steps to change Gmail app swipe action on Android phone or tablet.
To make the app user experience easy and intuitive, Gmail has a couple of swipe actions. The default two options are swipe to delete in Gmail or swipe to archive. By default, the actions are assigned to the left and right swipes. For the most part, both the right and left swipes are set to archive emails. On some occasions, the left swipe to assigned to delete emails. If you like to manage your emails on your phone, these swipe actions are really helpful to quickly archive, delete, mark as read, mark as unread, move to, and snooze.
No matter the default swipe action, you can easily change it from the Gmail app’s settings page. Not only can you change the default actions but you can also disable Gmail swipe actions.
Without any delay, let me show you the steps to change Gmail app swipe action in Android.
How to change Gmail swipe actions
The Gmail app gives you six different swipe actions. They are archive, delete, mark as read or unread, move to, snooze, and none. Here’s how you can open the Settings app to change the swiping behavior in the Gmail app.
1. Open the Gmail app on your Android phone. You can do that by tapping on the Gmail app icon in the app drawer or on the home screen.
2. Tap on the top-left menu icon (three horizontal lines) to open the sliding menu. You will see all the email folders along with the Settings option in the sliding menu.
3. Scroll down and tap on the “Settings” option to open the Gmail settings page.
4. Select the “General settings” option. This is where you will find all the options to manage your Gmail app.
5. Tap on the “Swipe actions” option in the Settings page. This is the option that lets you change swipe actions in Gmail app on Android.
6. To change right swipe action, tap on the “Change” option under “Right swipe.”
7. Select a swipe action from the flyout menu. In my case, I chose the “Mark as read/unread” option.
8. To change left swipe action, tap on the “Change” option under “Left swipe.”
9. Select a swipe action from the flyout menu. In my case, I chose the “Move to” option.
10. To disable Gmail swipe action, select the “None” option in the flyout menu. You can disable both left and right swipe actions by selecting the None option.
Wrapping up – Change Gmail swipe action
That is all. With the above steps, you are all done with changing Gmail swipe actions in Android. You can go back to the main screen to start using the swipe action in the Gmail app. In case you are wondering, as of writing this, Gmail doesn’t give you any way to set your own swipe actions. All you can do is select from the default actions only.
I hope that helps. If you need any help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.