Gmail for Android and iOS has received a new feature that makes the ‘Conversation View’ of emails optional. Users will not have to update the Gmail app to the latest version to receive the new feature as it is being rolled out as a server-side update. Google has announced that the rollout of the feature has already started and it will be made available to all the users within the next 15 days.
Notably, Gmail on the Web already offers this feature to disable conversation view. This option mainly helps to find an email attachment quickly as you do not need to go through the entire conversational thread to find it. Another feature called Grouped Emails also help to shorten the list of emails if multiple emails are being delivered using the same subject.
“In Gmail, replies to emails are grouped together as ‘conversations,’ to make them easier to digest and follow. Some users, however, prefer to see each of their emails listed individually in their inbox. This is possible on the Web by toggling ‘Conversation view’ off in the Settings menu. We’re now bringing this same feature to the Gmail Android and iOS apps.” The G Suite team posted on its official blog while announcing the new update.
Notably, users who have already disabled the conversation view on the web version will not see email threads on their Gmail app. Other users can disable the conversation view by unticking the option after diving to Settings> General Settings.
While Google has announced that the users will not require to update the app to the latest version to receive the feature as it is a server-side update, it is recommended to update the app to the latest version to get the option quicker. In case you want to wait, Google has said that the feature will be rolled out to all the users in the next 15 days.