Tinder can be attributed for making the swipe so popular. If you think about it, so many other applications have now utilized this user action to make their UX that much better. Nowadays, job apps, shopping apps, photo apps, and even Google results leverage swiping on mobile devices.
Why has swiping become so popular? It's quite simple actually.
What is easier for you to do as a phone user - using a finger to click a specific area or using the same finger to make one forceful motion?
We're now living in a world that pushes information to us. It is up to us to swipe it away if we don't like it. If we accept it, we let it be. There is never a need to click anymore.
How else can swiping be adopted? Please weigh in in the comment section below.