Thursday, 30 September 2010

Unthreading conversation in GMail

Well I know many people have been waiting for this update from Google for a while. Personally I don't have a problem with the threaded conversation view, perhaps because I've been using Gmail and Google Apps for years and have just got used to it. If you're coming to GMail fresh from using Outlook or something then this will certainly ease the transition. It will be interesting to see how many people try it and then switch back to conversations after finding they spend more time hunting for messages.

Gmail: Unthreaded conversation view now available to users

Gmail now offers users the ability to switch between conversation view and the traditional message-based unthreaded view. When a user switches to unthreaded view, messages are no longer grouped together into a conversation, and each message is shown as a separate entry in the inbox. The inbox is still sorted in reverse chronological order.

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education, Partner Edition and Google Apps for Government

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

How to access what's new:
This feature is only available to domains whose administrator has enabled the ‘enable pre-release features’ checkbox in the Control Panel.

In Gmail ‘Settings’, go to the new ‘Conversation View’ section, select to have that view on or off and click ‘Save changes’.

Note: The mobile web-based view of Gmail will still be threaded, as will the Gmail Mobile Client app. However, if you are using a Blackberry, Windows Mobile, iPhone, or Android device, you can access Gmail unthreaded in the native mail clients of those devices using Google’s sync tools.

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