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How to enable back and forward swiping gestures in WKWebView

Swift version: 5.1

Paul Hudson    @twostraws   

One of the many advantages of WKWebView over UIWebView is its ability to draw on some of the native user interface of Safari. It's a long way from the SFSafariViewController that was introduced in iOS 9.0, but you can enable the built-in gestures that let users go back and forward by swiping left and right.

Here's the code:

webView.allowsBackForwardNavigationGestures = true

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