You can now try Android 14’s new back gesture on the latest developer preview

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If you’re a developer who’s been keeping up with the latest Android releases, then you’re probably aware of the new back gesture feature that’s available in the latest developer preview. For those who aren’t aware, this new feature allows you to go back to the previous screen by swiping from the left or right edge of the screen.

While this may not seem like a big deal at first, it actually makes a lot of sense when you think about it. After all, many Android phones have on-screen navigation buttons that take up valuable space on the screen. By using a back gesture, you can free up that space for other elements, like your content.

Of course, as is often the case with new features, there are a few bugs that need to be ironed out. For example, some users have reported that the back gesture doesn’t always work as intended. Additionally, there are some cases where the back gesture can interfere with other elements on the screen, like the location bar in Chrome.

Overall, though, the new back gesture is a welcome addition to the Android experience. It’s a small change that has the potential to make a big impact, and we can’t wait to see how it evolves in future releases.

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