Group emails into conversations

You can choose whether replies to emails are grouped in conversations, or if each email shows up in your inbox separately. 

Note: To learn how to customize Gmail to look like Outlook, visit section 2 of the  Learning Center.

Choose your conversation settings

When people reply to an email, Gmail groups responses together in conversations with the newest email on the bottom.

A conversation breaks off into a new conversation if the subject line changes or the conversation gets to more than 100 emails. You can customize conversations for your account or for individual IMAP/POP accounts per device.

To change conversation settings for your Google account:

  1. Open the Gmail app Gmail app.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Tap your account address.
  4. Next to "Conversation view," check or uncheck the box.

To change conversation settings for your IMAP/POP accounts on your device

  1. Open the Gmail app Gmail app.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Tap General settings.
  4. Next to "Conversation view," check or uncheck the box.

When Conversation view is on messages will be grouped. When Conversation view is off messages won't be grouped.

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