Google Finally Allows Android And iOS Users To Disable Gmail Conversations

It used to be that Google was just a search engine, but now they do just about everything. From email to maps to instant messaging - you name it, they're probably already handling it or planning to.

You can't purchase a smartphone these days without it having at least one of Google's apps; they're literally inescapable.

You'd only find a few people who'd want to escape anyway, and likely only because they don't appreciate not being fully in charge of their privacy, as is their right.

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For other people, Google keeps things in order with email, calendars and other nifty features that help organize the clutter.

Gmail, for example, is one of the company's oldest and most important features. The free email provider was released in 2004 and, 14 years on, it's the most used in the world, having usurped Microsoft's Outlook.

The service is used by both individuals and large companies around the globe so you can't begin to imagine how many emails get sent per day. Unfortunately, you could be on the receiving end of loads of unwanted mail because you're part of an organization or another group due to an email conversation turning to a long thread.

It's obviously frustrating having to scroll through several emails, or conversations as they're called, just to find the one important to you - that is if you need to again.

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Google being Google, however, has not ignored the pleas for better ease and you will soon have the option of disabling conversations on Android or iOS according to Gadgets Now. This isn't new to the web version, though, and changes can be made in the settings menu.

If 'Conversation View' is already turned off in the web settings, then no need to worry beacause it's synced on your devices.

So once you've turned it off, you'll see the conversation thread with a different icon in your mailbox, as well as a turnaround arrow instead of the yellow one facing the right.

Some Android or iOS won't see this option right away as Google have announced that it's a "gradual rollout". But it will reach you eventually, no matter what part of the world you're in.


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