Gmail gets opt-out feature for conversation view

Summary:Google on Wednesday announced that Gmail users are going to receive the option to turn the mail service's threaded conversational view off.Gmail currently amalgamates all the replies to a message into one single thread, which it calls a Conversation View.

Google on Wednesday announced that Gmail users are going to receive the option to turn the mail service's threaded conversational view off.

Gmail currently amalgamates all the replies to a message into one single thread, which it calls a Conversation View. This features stops inboxes filling up with multiple new messages that refer to the same thread, by allowing the replies to all fit into the original message. The number of replies is indicated by a bracketed number that sits in the sender information field.

Credit: Google

Wiltse Carpenter, a technical lead at Google, wrote in a blog post on Wednesday that: Gmail users "can now get Gmail served up sans conversation view. Go to the main settings page, look for the "Conversation View" section, select the option to turn it off, and save changes."

The feature is being rolled-out to all Gmail users over the next few days, he wrote.

Topics: Storage

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