Android 10: Gestural Navigation


Android 10 now supports a new, out of the box navigation experience. Navigation gestures are supported as a new mode, separate from the traditional 3 button bar. This allows your app to take complete advantage of the full screen, which provides a more immersive display experience for the user. Learn about unique gestures and some useful tips for troubleshooting if any conflicts arise.

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  1. Adam Haikal says

    How do you go to one-handed mode using this gesture navigation

  2. Thomas W. Smith says

    The gestures on android SUCK.

  3. 王利国 says


  4. Edan Q says

    The gesture is very annoying while game like pubg mobile

  5. Ishyne123 says

    Too many chef in the kitchen

  6. Tech in Deep says

    Change trash style

  7. Tvůj Google Assistant says

  8. om says

    #HelloAndroid , please Do not be an iPhone , people love Android because of simplicity,
    if you are also trying to fit each and every shit 💩 from iPhones then what's the point of purchasing an Android ।

  9. Keng Chew Soo says

    If you use a swipe keyboard, type something that starts with 'p' and the keyboard closes

  10. JackBauer137 says

    Just bought a Nokia 4.2 for my mum and there's no option to bring back the 3 button navigation keys. (running Android Pie)

    What a joke. Android is supposed to be about options and they're slowly removing more and more options. Stock Android is bad.

  11. Thor _ says

    Home/previous app gesture is bad. Because it only activate on the very bottom of the screen. It is almost impossible to activate on a phone with rugged case. Oneplus 7t pro.

  12. moin Khan says

    In short like Xiaomi phones.

  13. w5monkey says

    Target area too narrow… If you have a case.. And everybody does, it takes MULTIPLE tries to work! One plus 7t

  14. robert hamilton says

    Sorry I missed the video because I kept going back ;p JK

  15. RAJ says

    But why do Left and Right both swipes takes back..?! Technically one should take back an one forward… when you click and load a page , and then return back to homepage by Left swipe, then if you wanted to go again on that page ahead then Right swipe should act as forward navigation….. why both the sides take us back and only back.. wheres the forward……

  16. Mykola Podolian says

    The worst part, that documentation provided by google is misleading and could only be understood easily by engineers who wrote it.

  17. Bibek Gurung says

    Oxygen OS gestures navigation is the best.
    Home = Swipe up from middle
    Recent = Swipe up from middle and hold
    Back = Swipe up from bottom left or bottom right
    Quick previous app = Swipe up and then right from the middle
    This doesn't interfere with apps that have swipe left and right functionality and also doesn't interfere with glide typing

    But I'd love to see more functionalities added to it like
    Forward (in web application) = Swipe up and hold from bottom left or bottom right
    Notification = Swipe up and then down from bottom left or bottom right
    Split view = Swipe up and then down from the middle

  18. Nen P. says

    Plagiarize iphone home indicator

  19. Aditya says

    It is so hard to open the navigation drawers now.

  20. Nahuel Oviedo says YES, Like Gmail, PlayStore, etc.

  21. Adam Bosworth says

    I'd rather just have my Samsung gestures. They are perfect and do not interfere with side bars, which many apps have. I wish Google would stop trying to copy iPhone crap

  22. unforgiven says

    I hate it.

  23. Ruben MV says

    So the "back" gesture covers the entire side?? it should work only for the bottom half, just like MIUI and Fluid NG. As usual, half-baked features.

  24. TimBo says

    How do I get it to go to my main home screen when I swipe up? If I was on the second or third screen that is what it goes to. I wanted to go to my main home screen when I swipe up, not any of the other screens. Is there a setting for that?

  25. O K says

    Perfect and I love it! I have been using these geatures in my phone running on MIUI 10 and I love these!! Thanks Google for bringing it in android q!!

  26. blegys says

    They should have went with oneplus way of gesture navigation. Clean and doesn't have any problems that this new gesture navigation has.

  27. HTC148 says

    anyone know where the menu button is. my work app has a 3bar button to choose what you want to do with selected items. there is no option to get the in app options

  28. SN989 says

    Sucks. Makes experience worse. Typical case of changing a good solution for "we have to do something new"

  29. ShotDown says

    I just wonder how many actual developers are in the comment section and how many of them actually have apps worth mentioning. Seems some don't understand the problems those gestures will introduce.

  30. Vítor Gomes Neves Oliveira says

    This gestures are so bad! This doesn't even look like something developed by Google…

    The gestures should be done by the system, as it's in IOS. The back gesture should be used just if the app doesn't have support

  31. ferry155 says

    Your gesture does not make ANY sense when the app is in landscape mode

  32. Simone Scarpa says

    Just give us back the pill with:
    Swipe left on pill – GO BACK
    Swipe right on pill – LAST APP
    Swipe up – RECENT APPS
    Tap – HOME

    We just need the pill and they don't suck as gestures. Just like Motorola.

  33. Ryan M says

    How about…

    Left swipe: Go back
    Right swipe: Last used app
    Up swipe: Recents
    Tap: Home
    Tap and hold: Assistant

    It's so freaking easy to solve this that Motorola has already figured it out for you, Google.

  34. Red Joel says

    Delete that back bottom like iOS

  35. Meta Cube says

    This is just dumb

  36. Destroyer007 says

    Will Samsung integrate this with the same animations

  37. Alwi Wafa says

    Just copy paste on miui

  38. mkd1r says

    Give a 1-hand help/mode maybe after years of doing nothing!? Android is STILL impossible to use with one hand. Just give a simple gesture to flip down the 50% of the screen and then you can click on it and it flips back, like done in iOS.
    You cant reach ANYTHING even in Google apps like Play store (search), Youtube (search), Chrome (url bar) with one hand, because of these elements are on the top where you cant reach them with one hand.

  39. Rika Ryu says

    I'm thinking now of how many developer lives and brains are spent on struggling to provide support for different Android APIs. For instance, this new gesture feature requires every existing screen to be checked and refactored for Android Q. Those years could be spent on something useful and something that truly makes a difference. It is striking how easy other developers (e.g.back end or front end) imagine Android development is, and how painfully hard Google makes it for us with all this hassle and features zoo.

  40. Dmitry S says

    Ok Google, but how I can get YouTube Premium pop-up window when going to home screen?
    For now there is only 1 way by making "back" swipe several times, but that is not what I want

  41. Arithmetic says

    Been using these on my pixel 2 XL and I got to say these are much better than the old gestures or the 3 button nav bar

  42. Josh Oberg says

    These gesture's suck… Not innovative, and the tiny amount of screen used by buttons isn't a big deal plus they go away with most screens. Just seems like Google is copying Apple… 🙄

  43. OnyX Studio says


    Google let's add gestures

  44. Marcelo says

    Thousands of people already use Android in this way. It's as eyeing the amount of downloads and the positive ratings that gesture apps have on the Play Store.

  45. Baju Kemeja says

    MIUI/iOS gestures are king.
    Why are the stock android gestures taking up 5% of the display at the bottom?

    Please remove the navigation bar beside the navigation pill.

  46. Kyle A says

    If back gesture area can be configured by devs and change app to app, how would a user adapt? Why won’t you just enforce a certain area for Back gesture (e.g. bottom half) and leave the rest for the app, making it consistent between apps?

  47. JD says

    I feel like Google doesn't get gestures. The pill gesture was…usable, but had problems. This one is so confusing I don't even know where to begin. Samsung and Apple have good gestures. Be like them. I mean that as in good gestures. Rant over.

  48. Xitler 维尼大帝 says

    Cool but please make it more fluid like One Plus and iPhone!

  49. User 18725436 says

    They are killing Android to make way for fuchsia 😂😂😂

  50. User 18725436 says

    Bad decision

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