It’s the little details that separate a good app from a great one. Paying attention to how UI elements affect each other may not seem important, but it can go a long way toward improving the end-user experience. To that end, Google has added some fancy new animations to its Gmail app on Android, making managing your email that much more seamless.

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 flourish is on top of the alternate colors that are assigned to each action, providing additional context to any swipe of the finger. While it’s undoubtedly a little touch, it makes swiping to delete or archive an email seem more responsive.

As always, the gestures that appear on your phone will depend on the slide actions you’ve chosen in the app’s settings menu. To see the new animations on Android, you will need to be running version 2021.03.07 or newer. You can update the application on your phone in the Play Store or get the latest version of APK Mirror.

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