How to: Enable Pinch-to-Zoom in Gmail [Beginners’ Guide]

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With Google’s update of Gmail today, everyone running Ice Cream Sandwich and above can take advantage of the new pinch-to-zoom and swipe-to-delete features. The feature does not come automatically enabled and must be turned on manually in order to be used, which seemed to confuse a few people who were trying to pinch on every email in their inbox.

Don’t worry, it’s an easy process and we have detailed it below so even our new Android-using readers can take advantage of this. 

Enabling Pinch-to-Zoom:

1.  Open the Gmail application.
2.  Under the Settings menu, select “General settings.”
3.  Down the page, hit “Auto-fit messages.”
4.  Back out to your inbox and try it out on an any email.

And there you have it! Now go, pinch-to-zoom like a madman!

Editing Swipe-to-Delete Settings:

1.  Open the Gmail application.
2.  Under the Settings menu, select “General settings.”
3.  Hit “Swiping conversation list.”
4.  Select which action you want the app to take when swiping a message.
5.  Back out to your Inbox and try it out.

And there you have. No more accidentally deleted or archived emails.

*The rest of the Android Beginners’ Guide is a one-stop shop for all of those new to Android.

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