Google has recognized that this functionality needs to be revised to become easier for the user to understand and with Android 13 Google has decided to introduce new animations and interfaces for app developers to show the user what this gesture is about to do.
With the back gesture basically three things can happen: go back one step in the open app, return to the previously open app, or go to the main screen.
The change made by the Google team should improve the experience of using the gesture, but unfortunately it will take not a short time before the new gesture back becomes available to all users, also due to the fact that the countless Android app developers will have to do their part.
The video below contains the Google I / O session that talks about this change to the back gesture.
Written by Matteo with love from Italy