Google is adding swipe gestures to its ‘Messages’ app for Android, very similar to those already known from Gmail and ready to make your life easier with your text messages.
After the farewell of Google Hangouts and the integration of Google Duo in Meet, which we are not happy with, today we have reasons for happiness related to Mountain View applications, and that is that Google just added one of the most useful and requested features to its Messages app on Android.
Colleagues from 9to5Google told us about it, who obviously and like us they thanked Google for homogenizing the experience and try to converge, now and after many years of chaos and madness, towards consistent messaging and communication apps, which work similarly and no learning curve for users.
It’s because of it ‘Messages’ for Android finally gets swipe gestures that we already know from Gmail, and that the customizable quick actions bring us closer to one of the key applications of the Android operating system, for now in beta but with the promise of having them very soon in stable versions.
Google is unifying the experience of its communication and messaging apps, and finally gestures with quick actions that Gmail already has when conversations and swipe messages arrive in ‘Messages’ for Android.
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The option is now available in the latest test version of the “Messages” app, which It will allow us to configure the behavior of the gestures as we wish. the same way we can do it in Gmail, choose what happens when you swipe right or again to the left, jointly or even independently of each movement.
For now, you can only choose between three different actions, which are delete the conversation, archive it or do nothing when sliding, although perhaps when it arrives in stable mode, we can choose quick replies, pass the message or other different actions.
In reality, in Gmail we have many possibilities to choose between marking emails as read or unread, directly deleting emails, archiving emails, snoozing emails, etc. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to think that faster actions will be added to ‘Messages’ when the functionality is developed to one hundred percent.
I myself am adept at deleting emails by swiping left and marking them as read by swiping right, so I can’t thank you more for these new options for Google’s “Messages” app on Android.
And you, are you going to tell me that you don’t use these gestures? Let them come soon!
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