It is the small details that separate a good app from a great app. Being aware of how UI elements affect each other may not seem important, but it can go a long way in improving the end-user experience. To that end, Google has added some fancy new animations to the Gmail app on Android, making the management of your email feel much more fluid.

Starting with the latest version of Gmail, new animated icons appear when you archive, delete, move, snooze, or mark a message as read. Depending on your gesture, a trash can is closed, an envelope is opened or a file is moved. This bloom is on top of the alternative colors that each action is assigned, which gives a little extra context to a given finger slide. While it is undoubtedly a small touch, it does swipe to delete or archive an email as more responsive.

As always, the gestures displayed on your phone will depend on the slideshows you have selected in the app’s settings menu. To see the new animations on Android, you need to run version 2021.03.07 or later. You can update the app on your phone in the Play Store or download the latest version from APK Mirror.

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