The annoying back button

Blogger has the most annoying mobile UX feature I have come across lately. The swipe and back action.

The back that doesn’t actually go back, but always to the list of all blog posts. So if you have a table that is larger than the screen size, you go right to view it, then back left.. and you’ve gone back to the home page…
Even when a page is properly formatted with no left or right scrolling, when would a swipe right to go back be good UX for a webpage? It’s not consistent across websites, I already have a back button on my mobile and there is no hint that swiping goes back, until you do it.


This is an example, of an idea that seemed clever at the time, but actually damages the users experience.