Google finally adds the most useful feature to its Messages app

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 has just added the one of the most useful and requested functions for your ‘Messages’ app on Android.

The colleagues at 9to5Google told us about it, and of course, like us, they thanked Google for standardizing the experience and trying to converge, now and after many years of chaos and madness, towards messaging apps and consistent communication that works consistently. similar and with no learning curve for users.

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Google adds the most useful feature to the Messages app: you choose what your gestures do.

That’s why ‘Messages’ for Android finally gets the swipe gestures we already knew from Gmail, and customizable quick actions bring us one step closer to one of the Android OS’s key apps, currently 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 already available in the latest version for testers of the ‘Messages’ application, which will thus allow us to configure the behavior of the gestures to our liking in the same way as what we can do in Gmail, choosing what happens when we swipe a message to the right or also to the left, together or even independently of each movement.

Right now you can only choose between three different actions, which are to delete the conversation, archive it, or do nothing when swiping, although maybe once you get to stable mode, we can choose quick replies, forward the message or other different actions.

Gestures in Google Messages

This is how the new gestures are in Google’s ‘Messages’ app for Android, very similar to those in Gmail.

In fact, in Gmail we have many possibilities to choose between marking emails as read or unread, directly deleting emails, archiving them, deferring them and much more, so it would not be unreasonable to think that faster actions are added to ‘Messages’ when the functionality is developed to one hundred percent.

I myself am a fan of deleting emails by swiping left and marking them as read by swiping right. So I couldn’t be more grateful 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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