Google Android: Just Swipe to Call or Text

To make a call or text on your Android phone, here’s the best way: Just slide the contact name over.

Even avid Android enthusiasts miss this not-that-obvious UI convenience.

Just slide your finger over a contact from the to left or right. Now enter contacts through the contact app or by using your phone’s dialer and pressing the Contacts tab.

Here’s a short video that shows you how you do it.





  1. D@n

    I don’t want to ruin your day but this tip only works with Samsung Android phones using their own Touchwiz UI, which is an additional graphic layer developed by Samsung upon the standard Android interface.

    This feature is not available for stock Android, sadly.

    While I’m at it, I might as well thank you all for the quality content you provide here on GroovyPost ;-)

  2. Brian Burgess

    @D@n: Thanks for the info! That is interesting.

    Thanks for the kind words and for reading!

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