Friday, October 1, 2010

Unthread Your Gmail (or Not)

One of the most hotly debated features in Gmail has been the threading of messages. Unlike more traditional email clients like Thunderbird or Outlook that order incoming email messages chronologically, Gmail displays messages as conversations or threads which group related messages and topics together. But now, users have the option of toggling off the conversation view to see email as individual messages in chronological order.

To Turn Off Gmail’s Conversation (Threaded) View:
  1. Go to the main Settings page
  2. Look for the “Conversation View” section
  3. Select the option "Conversation view off" to turn it off
  4. Save your changes.
If you want to toggle back to Conversation View, you can always go back to Settings and make the switch.

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For more details, see the following official posts from Google: