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Google’s Gmail email service is the fastest growing email service in the world, and now, the company plans to make it more customizable by finally allowing users to view their inbox messages in an ungrouped chronological format.
Since the company launched the email service eight years ago, it would automatically group email messages with the same subject (including with multiple participants) in to a threaded conversation-like view.
Gmail was the first email service to introduce the feature, but many users; in particular users who previously used other email clients such as Yahoo’s Mail service, simply wanted to view their messages in a single chronological unthreaded list.
Available now, users can switch the default “Conversation View” to “off” from the general settings tab in Gmail, which will simply display inbox messages in a chronological ungrouped list.
Aggregately, Gmail currently has about 185-million users worldwide, about a little more than half of the total users who use Windows Live Hotmail from top rival Microsoft.
Although the feature add-on could sound trivial, millions of users will find it very welcoming and would make the switch. It is hard to believe the company took all of this time to implement the option to allow users to make the change in their inbox.
Google also recently made the Conversation View available on BlackBerry devices as part of an enhanced plug-in.