At the Google I / O 2019 event, Google launched the third beta version for Android Q. In this third beta version, Android Q added features such as Gesture Navigation, Dark Mode, Live Caption and Focus Mode, etc.
Indeed the Gesture Navigation feature is not a new feature for Android, because this feature has never appeared on the Android Pie operating system. By activating the Gesture Navigation feature, the Android Q interface will be minimal, in other words the Home and Back buttons will no longer be used.
How to Activate Gesture Navigation on Android Q
You can activate Gesture Navigation by following these step.
- Open Setting
- Go to System -> Gestures
- Next, you can tap on System Navigation
- Select Fully Gestural Navigation option
If Gesture Navigation is activated, the user will see a thin navigation bar at the place of the previous Home button.
How to use Gesture Navigation on Android Q
- Go to the Home menu: The user must swipe up in the navigation bar.
- Back button: Swipe from anywhere on both sides of the screen.
- App Switcher: Swipe up (as is done to the Home menu) and hold it for a while.
- Switch between applications quickly: Swipe left or right on the navigation bar.
- App Drawer: Swipe up on the navigation bar from the home screen.
The presence of the Android Q gesture feature introduced at the Google I / O 2019 event is good news because users can operate the menu faster.