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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Make Swiping Archive or Delete in Gmail App

When you're opening a Gmail message or selecting multiple Gmail messages, a set of quick icon will be displayed at the top action bar. By default they are Archive, Delete and Mark as Unread icon. And of course, you're allowed to change them, if you don't like with those default.

See also: How to Change Archive and Delete Actions in Gmail App in the Samsung Galaxy S4

FYI, selected option in the archive and delete actions will also change the swipe function in the conversation list. In other word, swipe a Gmail message in the conversation list will be deleting or archiving the message according to the selected option in the archive and delete actions. This option of course will allow you to easily delete or archive a Gmail message in the conversation list.


How to easily delete or archive a Gmail message?
I've tried this steps in Gmail version 4.7.2. Well, if you want to set a swipe to delete or archive a Gmail message, then kindly follow the steps below:
  1. Open Gmail app.
  2. Tap the Menu key then select Settings.
  3. Tap General settings.
  4. To make swiping delete go to the step #5, while to make swiping archive go to the step #6.
  5. To make swiping delete:
    • Tap Archive & delete actions.
    • On pop up menu select Show delete only.
    • Check the box next to Swipe to delete to enable this option.
    • If you want Gmail app confirm you before deleting, scroll to the bottom and then check the box next to Confirm before deleting.
    • Now, when you swipe a Gmail message in conversation list, the message will be deleted and moved to the Bin folder.
  6. To make swiping archive:
    • Tap Archive & delete actions.
    • On pop up menu select either Show archive only or Show archive & delete.
    • Check the box next to Swipe to archive to enable this option.
    • If you want Gmail app confirm you before archiving, scroll to the bottom and then check the box next to Confirm before archiving.
    • Now, when you swipe a Gmail message in conversation list, the message will be archived and moved to the All mail folder.
  7. No matter what the archive and delete actions option you have chosen, if you clear the checkbox next to Swipe to archive or Swipe to delete, the message in the conversation list will be opened when you swiped it.

So, if you often delete a Gmail message rather than archive it or vice versa, now you can set your Gmail app to delete or archive a Gmail message when you swipe it in the conversation list. So, how about you? Which swipe function do you like to use? Swiping delete or swiping archive?

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