When originally designed, the makers of Gmail intended to keep all the conversations that cone under the same subject line in the same place together. They expected this feature to help the users to find all the similar messages in a one-stop place and not scroll over the entire inbox in hope of finding the continuation of a particular conversation. But when the number of messages that come under the same subject is high, this feature would create an overwhelming impact among the users at times. The emails seem to be clubbed or grouped together and not everyone enjoys such a scenario. So, Gmail has made the feature optional for the users to choose accordingly. The feature is technically named Conversation View, and if the users wish to ungroup the emails, they can turn the Conversation View off and vice versa.
How to ungroup emails in Gmail?
Step 1. Open the Gmail application on the concerned device.
Step 2. Find the Settings option that is present on the top right part of the Gmail window.
Step 3. From the drop-down menu that appears, click on the See All Settings option.
Step 4. Click on the General Settings.
Step 5. Find the Conversation View option from the list that appears.
Step 6. Click on the Conversation View Off option to ungroup the emails.
All the emails received will be ungrouped now. Check for making sure and it is always possible to switch back to the grouping by following the same steps and then clicking the Conversation View On option.
How to ungroup emails on an Android device?
Step 1. Open the Gmail application on the device.
Step 2. Click on the Menu option that appears on the top left corner of the screen.
Step 3. From the drop-down menu that appears, find the Settings option.
Step 4. Click on the General Settings option from the ones that appear.
Step 5. Find the Conversation View option and switch it off to ungroup emails.
Step 6. Once clicked, the user will be brought back to the home screen of Gmail and there the already received emails would be left ungrouped.
How to prevent sending grouped emails?
Having the same reference head and the same subject usually causes Gmail to keep the email together as a group. If emails with similar subjects are sent within one week, Gmail considers them as part of the same conversation and they will be grouped. To prevent emails from grouping, there are a couple of ways that should be kept in mind while sending an email.
- Make sure to assign a new subject to those emails that you are intending not to be considered as a group.
- Make it a habit to send every message with a unique and different header value so that they do not seem similar to any other emails sent before.