Gmail for iOS Gains Customizable Swipe Actions

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Google today announced that its Gmail for iOS app has been updated with customizable swipe actions that can be set to do the following things: Archive, Trash, Mark as read/unread, Snooze, and Move To.

    These are the actions that will be enabled when you use the left and right swipe gestures on emails in your inbox in the recently redesigned Gmail for iOS app.


    You can customize the gestures by opening up the Gmail for iOS app, selecting the Settings section, and choosing Swipe Actions.

    Google says that the same swipe actions can now be used for notifications. On an incoming Gmail notification on iOS, if you long press or 3D Touch, you can get your swipe options to interact directly with emails without opening up the app.

    Google says that the customizable Gmail swipe actions are rolling out to users today, but it could take up to 15 days for the option to become available to everyone.

    Article Link: Gmail for iOS Gains Customizable Swipe Actions
  2. drumcat macrumors 6502a


    Feb 28, 2008
    Otautahi, Aotearoa
    Instead of putting a Google app on your phone, just forward them all to your iCloud account. It works very well.
  3. ericg301 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    and then you lose all the features of gmail like snooze, labels, tabs, filters, etc....

    iCloud suite is woefully behind.
  4. Dreadx37 macrumors newbie


    Aug 20, 2014
    It also has the "Important" markers now. It's still not close to Inbox so I'm going to go continue mourning now.
  5. rcooked macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2015
  6. rk-apple macrumors newbie


    May 4, 2015
    A most welcome new feature! Something Outlook has long had.
  7. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Is there a swipe to stop Google employees reading your mails option?
  8. Romeo_Nightfall macrumors 6502


    Aug 8, 2018
    Who is interested in your mails?
  9. nouveau_redneck macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2017
    Gmail is the absolute worst email platform. The company I previously worked for switched from Exchange/Outlook to Gmail, and everyone hated it. I do mean everyone. What a useless platform for enterprise email. The most absurd thing was it was almost impossible to find emails using Gmail search, Exchange was just so much better.

    I think one of the biggest benefits of leaving that company was deleting that trash Gmail app from my phone. Good riddance.
  10. subjonas macrumors 68000

    Feb 10, 2014
    This is very welcome. I use the snooze feature all the time and this will save a lot of time poking around to get to it.

    Now if the ipad app will just support split screen. If google thinks they’re going to get me to switch to android by withholding that feature, they’re wrong—I’d sooner switch email services. Til then they’re just being a huge pain in the butt.
  11. MisterSavage macrumors 6502a


    Nov 10, 2018
    Seriously. I'd really like to be able to use the Gmail app in slide-over mode on my iPad.
  12. predation macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2013
  13. lucasrant macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2008
  14. technicalFoozle macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2011
    You've clearly never used Good.
  15. JustinM80 macrumors member


    Feb 16, 2019
    This isn’t new. I’ve been doing this for well over a year with the Gmail App on iOS.
  16. fredrik9 macrumors regular


    Sep 30, 2018
    I used to love Inbox but once they announced its demise I tried the Gmail app. It sucked so I tried Outlook. It actually is the best alternative to Inbox according to me. Very good app.
  17. subjonas macrumors 68000

    Feb 10, 2014
    The only thing you could do before was choose between archive and delete. Everything else is new.
  18. JustinM80 macrumors member


    Feb 16, 2019
    No it isn’t new. I’m wondering if it’s because I work for.....oh never mind.
  19. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It's possible some A/B testing or trials have been going on for some time with some limited users, as is the case for many companies and products.
  20. subjonas macrumors 68000

    Feb 10, 2014
    :confused:? Okidoke.

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