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
- Open the Telegram app.
- Tap on the settings menu in the top left corner (three lines).
- Tap on Settings.
- Tap on Chat Settings.
- Scroll down until you see the Chat list swipe gesture options.
- Scroll through the options including Archive, Mute, Delete, Pin, and Read.
- Tap to select your preference, and then go back to the app’s home screen.
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!).