How to Disable Swipe to Archive in Gmail

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Have you accidentally swiping an email in Gmail and it is moved to the archive? Well, I’m sure you are not alone.

Previously, I have published a post about how to find archived emails in Gmail. Now I think we have to prevent that problem happens in the future by removing the swipe gesture in Gmail.

Luckily, you can always configure the outcome when an email swiped to the left or right. Check out the following tutorial.

How to prevent swipe gesture from archiving Gmail

Time Needed : 2 minutes

In this guide, I will show you a way to change the swiping outcome in the Gmail app. For the sake of the tutorial, we are going to disable this function altogether so it would prevent accidental swiping in the future.

  1. Launch Gmail, and click on the hamburger icon.

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  2. Go to Settings.

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  3. Tap General settings.

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  4. Tap on Swipe actions.

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  5. Tap Change on Right swipe and Left swipe. We are going to disable these gestures.

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  6. The swipe function is now disabled.

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  7. Set to None.

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Tools
  • Gmail account
  • Gmail mobile app
Materials
  • Swipe feature

After the swipe gestures have been disabled, you won’t be accidentally archiving your email in Gmail. Instead, it will just showing you a rubberband effect and does literally nothing.

Alright. I hope this guide helps you! Please don’t be hesitate to ask or give feedback about this guide.

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