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.

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

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