Understanding Conversation View in Google Mail

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This KB Article References: Google Mail
This Information is Intended for: Faculty, Staff, Students
Last Updated: July 19, 2017

Conversation view is a Google Mail setting that allows you to set whether emails of the same subject are grouped together.

Having conversation view on allows you to see all emails for a specific email subject together. You do not have to open several emails to follow the conversation or go searching for a message you may have already read and responded to. 
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It is a personal preference whether to use this or not, but by default, Conversation view is turned on in Google Mail. You can turn this on or off in settings.

Change the Conversation View Setting

  1. Sign into Google Mail at www.stonybrook.edu/mycloud with your NetID and NetID password
  2. Click on the gear icon in the top right corner and select Settings
  3. Scroll down to Conversation View; select Conversation view off or Conversation view on
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Save Changes

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