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Google Sliding Gestures feature Comes to its Messages app

Google adds sliding 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 to Google Hangouts and the integration of Google Duo in Meet, which we are not happy about, today we do have reasons for happiness related to the Mountain View apps, and that is that Google just added one of the most useful and requested features to its ‘Messages’ app on Android.

Our colleagues from 9to5Google who obviously and like we thanked Google for homogenizing the experience and try to converge, now and after many years of chaos and madness, towards some consistent messaging and communications apps, that work in a similar way and with no learning curve for users.

Google adds the most useful feature to the ‘Messages app: you choose what your gestures do. That’s why ‘Messages’ for Android finally enjoys swipe gestures that we already knew 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 the stable versions.

Google homogenizes the experience of its communications and messaging apps, and finally the gestures with quick actions that Gmail already has when sliding conversations and messages arrive in the ‘Messages’ for Android.

Download the ‘Google Messages’ app (free), google play Say goodbye: Google is going to close another of its star services. The option is now available in the latest build for testers of the ‘Messages app, which will thus allow us to configure the behavior of the gestures at our whim in a similar way that we can do it in Gmail, choosing what happens when you swipe a message to the right or also to the left, jointly or even independently of each movement.

For now, you can only choose between three different actions, which are to delete the conversation, archive it, or do nothing when sliding, although perhaps when it arrives in the stable mode we can choose quick responses, forward the message, or other different actions.

These are the new gestures in Google’s ‘Messages’ app for Android, very similar to those of Gmail. In fact, in Gmail we have many possibilities to choose between marking emails as read or unread, directly deleting emails, archiving emails, snoozing emails, and even more, so It would not be unreasonable to think that more quick actions will be added to ‘Messages’ when the functionality is 100 percent developed.

I’m a fan myself of deleting emails by dragging to the left and marking them as read by dragging them to the 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? Don’t take long to arrive! All the Google apps that you can install on your Android.

Nicole Craig

Media coordinator and junior editor at Research Snipers RS-NEWS, I studied mass communication and interested technology business, I have 3 years experience in the media industry.

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