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Old Dec 7, 2012, 10:51 AM   #1
pixelchild
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new gmail app, can anyone swipe to delete?

hi. not sure if this option is hidden or i can't find it. i can't swipe to delete, only archive. thanks.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 11:28 AM   #2
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hi. not sure if this option is hidden or i can't find it. i can't swipe to delete, only archive. thanks.
I think Google wants to emphasize the idea that you don't need to delete anything and are thus offering Archive as a swipe action instead. Placing the delete option in a toolbar that appears at the bottom of the screen when checking off the boxes next to the messages doesn't seem like much of a hassle to me anyway.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 10:23 PM   #3
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hi. not sure if this option is hidden or i can't find it. i can't swipe to delete, only archive. thanks.
It is a hidden option, and one that took me a LONG time to figure (but i'm slow like that). Go to Setting > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Gmail > then toggle Archive Messages to off. That replaces the Archive button with the trash can that used to be there and allows you to swipe to delete. HTH.

edit: nevermind. i skipped over the whole "new gmail app" part...that was in the title. all this is for the native mail app. my bad.

Last edited by beruo; Dec 7, 2012 at 10:41 PM. Reason: I'm an idiot.
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