Swiping to initiate a reply in chat

In many messaging / chat apps, swiping left (sometimes right) initiates a reply to the chat post that is swiped. Could we do that too? It is a nice quick way to reply to a specific post.

The current way to do this requires a long press and then a move of your finger to the bottom right and tap. While not too bad really, I believe that this is a tad too cumbersome for frequent action.


I thought that swiping right closes chat as per:

but it doesn’t - that is a trick in Chrome on mobile (does the browser back button function)