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Google Offers Conversation Opt-Out for Gmail

Google admits that the so-called conversation view may have been Gmail's "most hotly debated feature," but now it's no longer mandatory.

Google acknowledged that email traditionalists had been slow to warm up to the feature, even though it helped reduce clutter in the inbox. Now, Gmail users will have the option to toggle between the threaded conversation and traditional views. Datamation has the story.


Gmail users now have a new option for how they can view emails. Wednesday, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced that Gmail users will have the choice of turning off Gmail's "conversation view," an innovative feature in Gmail that the company admits not everyone embraced.

The threaded, conversation view combines the back and forth of online messaging into a single email message. When a new message in response to the original email exchange arrives, it's combined with the earlier messages as a single email thread or conversation that shows up at the top of the Gmail user's inbox as a new message.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Google Relents On Threaded Conversations