Normally, Gmail groups a message and its replies in a single, threaded conversation. If you prefer, however, you can switch back and forth between conversation view, and the traditional, unthreaded view, where all messages are listed separately.
THREADED VS. UNTHREADED VIEWAfter switching to unthreaded view, you’ll notice several changes in your Inbox. First, the number of messages in your Inbox will likely increase. This is because, rather than showing a single entry for the entire conversation, Gmail now shows messages throughout your Inbox, based on the date they were received.
The first screen shot shows THREADED messages. The messages or CONVERSATIONS are grouped together.
The second screen shot shows UNTHREADED messages. When I turn OFF conversation view, it displays the SAME messages--each separated by date.
HOW TO SWITCH TO UNTHREADED OR THREADED VIEW
- Open your Gmail Settings
- On the General tab, under Conversation View, select Conversation view off.
- Click Save Changes.
To switch back to Conversation view later, just come back here and select Conversation view on.