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.