How to Snip the Threads of Gmail Conversations
The folks at Gmail support today announced users will have the ability to turn off threaded conversations in their inboxes, allowing them to see messages individually rather than stacked like a deck of cards.
Gmail says Conversation View makes it easier to understand the context of a message or follow an email conversation, but the two most recent messages obscure the subject line of the older messages, which can be frustrating especially if some time has passed between messages.
Gmail reminds users they can select "expand all" when viewing a stack of threaded messages. In that case, users will see the text from all the messages from recipients grouped in one stream followed by their responses listed in chronological order. But without the back and forth between sender and recipient, this can still be a confusing way to view a conversation.
For those who want to snip the threads of Gmail conversation, go to the General tab of your Gmail Settings, and select the radio button next to "Conversation view off."
Gmail support says all Gmail users should have the ability to turn Conversation View off within the week. This is the second organizational change to the Gmail inbox this month, following the launch of Priority Inbox that aims to put the most important messages at the top of the display.