Slideshow: Change the conversation view in Gmail

Inbox in conversation view

One of the Gmail features many people like is the conversation view. This is the inbox view where various emails are embedded with each other to show the "conversation" of related emails. Some users love it and some, like me, don't like it at all. While the change is a subtle one, I find the conversation view confusing so I turn it off.

These screenshots were made to illustrate the steps in a Quick Tip in the Google in the Enterprise Blog.

By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.