Gmail for Android and iOS now lets you disable Conversation View

Gmail for Android and iOS now lets you disable Conversation View Google is finally adding an option to Gmail for Android and iOS that lets you disable Conversation view. Replies to emails are usually grouped together as “conversations,” to make them easier to follow, while some prefer to see each of their emails listed individually in their inbox. If you currently have Conversation view turned off on the web, it will be turned off on your mobile app as well.

Gmail for Android and iOS now lets you disable Conversation View

Gmail for Android and iOS now lets you disable Conversation View

Gmail for Android and iOS now lets you disable Conversation View.  You don’t need to wait for an update to the Gmail app on your Android or iOS device to get the new experience since the update is rolling out gradually through a server-side update. This will be available to all users globally over the next 15 days.

So if you want Gmail to simply show you all emails as they arrive, without grouping them to “make them easier to digest and follow,” you’re now free to do so.

This feature was introduced to the web version of Gmail first and it seems as if Google has witnessed an uptick of accounts that have flocked to disabling Conversation View. Both methods have their strengths and weaknesses, and this is especially true if your email chains are short or very long. This change was nothing more than a band-aid approach to an overall problem. 

When people reply to an email, Gmail groups responses together in conversations with the newest email on the bottom. A conversation breaks off into a new conversation if the subject line changes or the conversation gets to more than 100 emails.

Gmail on the Web already offers an option to disable Conversation view. This mainly helps to find an attachment from an email conversation as you don’t need to go through the entire conversational thread to see which of the emails included the required attachment. Grouped emails, however, help shorten the list of new emails if multiple emails are being delivered under the same subject.

There’s is a possibility for this on the web by toggling “Conversation View” off in the Settings menu. Now, Google is bringing this feature to the Gmail Android and iOS apps. If you turn off the Conversation view on the web, it will be turned off on your mobile app as well. Conversation view essentially allows users to better manage emails grouping relevant emails together, but in case you wish to turn it off, you can now.

How to use access this feature?

# Open the Gmail Android app, click on the menu icon in the top-left corner,

# Scroll down to Settings and then click on ‘General Settings’

# Under “Manage notifications”you will find the new “Conversation view” tab.

When Conversation view is on (messages will be grouped) or Conversation view is off (messages won’t be grouped).

Once the conversations feature is turned off, you will see the threaded conversation with a different icon in the mailbox. It will show a turnaround arrow instead of a yellow one facing to the right.

Notably

While Google has confirmed that the update will gradually roll out to all users over the next 15 days, users are recommended to install the latest Gmail app version on their Android and iOS devices to make the Conversation view optional. 

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