How to customize swipe gestures in Google Messages

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Google is always working on improving its existing host of Android apps while working on newer projects (or killing them). The Messages app was recently upgraded with custom swipe gestures, much like Gmail has on the Android app. Let's take a closer look at how you can customize swipe gestures in Google Messages.

How to customize swipe gestures in Google Messages

1. Open Google Messages on your phone.

2. Tap your profile picture in the upper-right corner.

3. Select Messages Settings.

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4. Scroll down to find and tap Swipe actions.

5. Tap Customize beside Swipe right to change your settings.

6. Next, tap Customize beside Swipe left to change your settings.

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Although it goes without saying, we'll reiterate it by asking you to check that you have Google Messages installed on your Android phone. If you can't see the swipe gestures just yet, make sure your app is updated to the latest version.

Make messaging fun again

Google Messages has seen bucketloads of improvement of late, with robust new features such as high-quality video sharing, preview YouTube videos in-app, and more. On the security side of things, your Messages chats are safe and secure thanks to end-to-end encryption on the app.

Learn how to make the most of the Android app by picking up the top tips and tricks for Google Messages. You can schedule messages, star texts, and even use Messages on your desktop computer.

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Namerah Saud Fatmi
Contributing Writer

Namerah Saud Fatmi is a contributing writer for Android Central. She has a passion for all things tech & gaming and has been an honorary Goodreads librarian since 2011. When she isn't writing, she can be found chasing stray cats and dogs in the streets of Dhaka or slaying dragons in the land of Skyrim. You can reach her on Twitter @NamerahS.