How To Disable Threaded Conversation View In Gmail
Gmail groups all replies with their original message, creating a single conversation or thread, popularly known as Conversation View. In Conversation View, each new message stacked on top of the ones that arrived before it, so that the newest message is always the one you see first. Conversation view helps to keep the mailbox tidy and compact which otherwise may be cluttered. The email threading and grouping also makes reading and replying the email messages easier.
Since the dÃ©but of Gmail 6 years ago in 2004, conversation view has been mandatory with no option to disable or turn off the email threading conversation view. Which was a turn-off for many people who hate Conversation View and wants to view their inbox in the traditional way. Taking into consideration those users, Gmail has now made conversation view an optional feature, thus offering more control to its users. Now any user who wants e-mail messages viewable in the traditional way, i.e, all messages and replies split and listed by date sequentially in the mailbox can disable and turn off the conversation view.
Follow these steps to disable and turn off conversation view in Gmail:
Note: This option is also available for Google Apps users. This feature will be rolling out over the next few days so if you don’t see it immediately.
Login to your Gmail account.
Click on Settings (find it on the top right corner of the screen).
In the General tab, find the Conversation View section.
Click on the radio button of Conversation view off.
Click on Save Changes button.
To revert back the change and reactivate conversation view, follow the above steps till step 3 and in step 4 instead select “Conversation view on” option and click on Save Changes.