Google may be testing a new swipe back from the side gesture in Android Q - XDA Developers

Google may be testing a new swipe back from the side gesture in Android Q  XDA DevelopersGoogle is experimenting with swipe back gestures in Android Q beta. Although the gestures are non-functional, they hint at what could be coming.

Google may be testing a new swipe back from the side gesture in Android Q - XDA Developers

Android Q is bringing a ton of new user-facing features like , a , , , and more. Google is also addressing the many complaints users have towards ‘s gesture controls. We’ve seen to the gestures work, with one of the changes even making its way into the release. Although we don’t know which gesture implementation Google will settle on for the final release, we have found yet another one of Google’s gesture experiments. This time, we found what appears to be a swipe back gesture.

Swipe Back Gestures

Gesture controls in Huawei’s and Xiaomi’s ditch the back button in favor of a swipe gesture that involves swiping from the left or right side to go back. I’m personally not a fan of this kind of gesture since it interferes with the of many Android apps that follow Material Design guidelines. Nonetheless, it seems that Google is at least experimenting with this form of gesture control, as first spotted by XDA Senior Member . He recorded the following video showing off the new gestures in the Android Q system image from . As you can see, the gesture is currently not functional, but the arrow that appears from the sides suggests it’ll perform the back action once the code is fully implemented.