How to Disable Conversation View in Gmail

Gmail’s Conversation View is a feature that groups an email and its replies into a single email thread. It’s purpose is to keep your inbox organized and make finding related emails easier. Some people love this feature while others simply can’t stand it. If you’re one of those that hate it, you’re in luck because disabling it easy. Here’s how to disable conversation view in Gmail on desktop and mobile.

How to Disable Conversation View in Gmail


Step 1: Click the gear icon at the upper right hand corner of your Gmail inbox

Gmail Gear Icon

Step 2: Select Settings

Gmail Gear Icon Settings

Step 3: Scroll down to the Conversation View field in the General tab (should be the default tab) and change it to Conversation view off

Gmail Settings Disable Conversation View

Step 4: Scroll down to the bottom of the settings page and click the Save Changes button


Step 1: in the Gmail App, click the 3 bars to the left of the Search mail search bar

Gmail Mobile Hamburger Menu Icon

Step 2: Scroll down to the Settings option and tap it

Gmail Mobile Settings Option

Step 3: Tap the General settings option

Gmail Mobile General Settings Option

Step 4: Scroll down to Conversation view and tap it to disable it (check mark indicates enabled or disabled)

Gmail Mobile Disable Conversation View

Your settings should save automatically.

As you can see, it’s super easy to disable conversation view in Gmail. Hopefully turning off this setting will help make managing your inbox much easier.

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