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Google Allows You To Turn Off Threaded Message View

by Sean P. Aune | September 30, 2010September 30, 2010 8:00 am PDT

One of the biggest selling points for me to give over all my e-mail needs to Google’s Gmail product was the threaded view capability.  I have always hated, and always will, having to dig back through pages of e-mails to reference something.  It would seem, however, that not everyone is as in love with this feature, and Google is finally going to do something about it.

Google announced yesterday that threaded view will now become optional for Gmail users.  While the default will continue to be threaded viewing, if it really isn’t someone’s cup of tea, they will now have the capability to switch it off.

Gmail Threaded

I’m not quite sure why anyone would want to turn off threading, but if you really want it gone, I guess you have to applaud Google for listening to those customers wants.

Personally they will have to pry conversation view from my cold, dead hands before I’d ever give it up.  Due to the sheer volumes of emails I get in a day, my life would be miserable if I had to keep jumping around in my inbox to find everything someone had sent me.

What say you?  Will you give the “Conservation view off” option a try?


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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