Google has added sliding gestures to its “Messages” app for Android. These gestures are very similar to the ones you know from Gmail.
Today, we have reason to be happy after the departure of Google Hangouts, the integration of Google Duo into Meet, both of which we are unhappy about. The Mountain View apps today offer us the opportunity to rejoice that Google has just added one the most requested and useful features to its Messages app on Android.
Our colleagues at 9to5Google, who, evidently, and like us, thanked Google for homogenizing it and tried to converge now, after many years and much chaos, towards consistent messaging and communication apps that work in a similar manner and have no learning curve for the users.
Google has added the most useful feature to the “Messages” app: you can choose what gestures do. The ‘Messages app for Android now supports swipe gestures, which we know from Gmail. These customizable quick actions are a step closer to one the most important applications in the Android operating system. They are currently in beta, but will be available in stable soon.
Google unifies the messaging and communications experience. Finally, Gmail has the gestures and quick actions that Gmail already uses when messages and sliding conversations arrive in Messages for Android.
Download the Google Messages’ app (free), Google play We are saying goodbye to another star service of Google. This option is available in the latest version of the Messages app for testers. It will allow us to set the behavior of gestures in a similar manner to how we do it in Gmail. You can choose what happens when you swipe a text to the right or left, independently or together.
You can choose from three actions right now: delete, archive, or do nothing while sliding. However, if it arrives in stable mode, we may be able to choose quick responses, forward the message or take other actions.
These gestures are similar to Gmail’s in Google’s Messages app for Android. Gmail offers many options for marking emails as read, unread, archiving, deleting, and snoozing them. It is reasonable to expect that ‘Messages will offer more quick actions once the functionality has been fully developed.
I love to delete emails by dragging to one side and mark them as read by dragging to the other. I couldn’t be happier to have these new options in Google’s Messages app for Android. Are you going to say that you don’t use these gestures, or? It won’t take you long to get there! You can download all the Google apps you want on your Android.