They’re useful for triaging messages and reminders that you don’t want or need to focus on, whether they’re used for navigating the operating system as implemented in Android 10 or for quickly performing tasks in apps like Gmail or Twitter. Swipe gestures are also useful if you, like me, choose to use your phone with one hand. That’s why I was ecstatic when Telegram revealed that users could now customize the swipe gestures available on the messages home screen. If you want to see what choices are open to you and learn how to customize Telegram chat list swipe movements, keep reading!
Customize chat list swipe gestures in Telegram
In Chat Settings, Android users can assign a specific action to swiping left in the chat list – like mute, pin, delete, archive or mark as read.— Telegram Messenger (@telegram) March 24, 2021
By default, iOS users can swipe right to pin or mark as read, and swipe left to mute, delete or archive. #TelegramTips pic.twitter.com/2lBmNEn3lN
- 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.