Swipe left to archive works when my account type is Gmail account.

However, I've added an IMAP account (non-Gmail), the default swipe left action is now delete instead of archive, and I find no way to make swipe left to archive.

Anyone tried using Gmail app on Android to receive IMAP email?

1 Answer 1


Read the full article here.

  1. Open the Gmail app.

  2. In the top left, tap on Menu.

  3. At the bottom tap Settings.

  4. Under the General Settings, go to Swipe Action and change as per your preference.

Hope it helps.

Thank you.

  • If this was a help to you then please accept my answer and close the topic, so that others can found this thread useful. Thank you Yoga. Aug 4, 2016 at 10:58
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    This work for Gmail account only, if my account type is IMAP, and my Swipe Action is default to Archive, but still get my email deleted.
    – Ryan
    Aug 5, 2016 at 9:40

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