How to customize chat list swipe gestures in Telegram

How To Change Swipe Gestures Telegram
How To Change Swipe Gestures Telegram (Image credit: Jeramy Johnson / Android Central)

I'm a huge fan of swipe gestures on my smartphone. Whether they're used for navigating the operating system as introduced in Android 10 or for quickly performing tasks in apps like Gmail or Twitter, they're great for triaging messages and notifications that you don't want or need to dwell on. Swipe gestures are also useful if you like to use your phone one-handed, as I do. That's why I was so excited when Telegram announced that it was now allowing users to customize the swipe gestures available within your messages home screen. If you want to see what options are available to you and learn how to customize chat list swipe gestures in Telegram, then read on!

How to customize chat list swipe gestures in Telegram

  1. Open the Telegram app.
  2. Tap on the settings menu in the top left corner (three lines).
  3. Tap on Settings.
  4. Tap on Chat Settings.Source: Android Central

  1. Scroll down until you see the Chat list swipe gesture options.
  2. Scroll through the options including Archive, Mute, Delete, Pin, and Read.
  3. Tap to select your preference, and then go back to the app's home screen.Source: Android Central

Now when you go back and swipe on a chat, the new swipe behavior should be reflected (don't worry, I'm not going to delete my chat history with Hayato!).

If you've become accustomed to being able to change what the swipe gestures control in apps like Gmail, you too will be happy to see that this feature has finally come to Telegram. Telegram is one of the best messaging apps precisely because it has so many customization options and settings, from the ability to change your chat settings and themes, to the myriad stickers and GIFs available within the app and from the Telegram community.

We keep finding all sorts of useful tips and tricks to use Telegram more efficiently and effectively. What are some of your favorite Telegram tips?

Jeramy Johnson

Jeramy was the Editor-in-Chief of Android Central. He is proud to help *Keep Austin Weird* and loves hiking in the hill country of central Texas with a breakfast taco in each hand.