How to call or message by one swipe on a contact on Samsung Galaxy S

Posted on Jun 17 2010 - 5:20pm by Flux

In this example, we will be preforming the swipe function on the 'AT&T Music ID' contact.

Contacting a friend with your smartphone will be mainly be two routes of communication: calling and messaging.  When we think about both of these routes, we think of two applications to preform these tasks.  To reach over to your friend, we can easily predict that a few button pressing.  However, there is a pleasant surprise found in the Samsung Galaxy S.  One simple swipe action regardless if you are on contacts or messaging (single conversation) will work!  It is an incredible ease, especially if you need to switch between them over a burst of communication frenzy.  [Flux: This alone would win me over to want this phone!]

Calling: Just swipe to the right!

After the animation, you call that contact you swiped to the right!

Messaging: Just swipe to the left!


After the animation, you message that contact you swiped to the left!

8 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Brian October 24, 2011 at 9:40 am -

    Yoni,
    Go to Menu > Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > WhatsApp > Clear Defaults. This will allow you to select a different default text messaging app

  2. yoni October 22, 2011 at 9:06 am -

    This works great, but there is one problem: when swiping left to message, it give the choice to send message by either SMS or WhatsApp (this is not the problem), I once chose WhatsApp and then it it asked me if I want this to be my default option and I mistakingly said yes. Now whenever I swipe left to send a message it automatically leads to a whatsapp message and I have no way to undo the default??

  3. angelo December 8, 2010 at 8:01 am -

    I have galaxy s. I tried it, but failed :(

  4. ride June 18, 2010 at 8:22 am -

    it’s so easy…

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