How To Stop Gmail From Grouping Emails

Do you find it frustrating when Gmail groups your emails together without your control? While this feature may be useful to some, it can be a hindrance for those who prefer to organize their inboxes differently. If you prefer to have your emails as individual conversations, this blog post will provide instructions on how to disable the automatic grouping feature in Gmail.

What is Email Grouping?

Email grouping, also known as conversation view, is a feature by Gmail that groups all emails of the same topic into one thread. It’s a way of keeping your inbox organized by grouping all responses to the same email together. However, not everyone finds this feature useful, and some people may find it confusing.

Here’s How to Stop Gmail from Grouping Your Emails:

For Desktop Users:

Follow the steps below to turn off the conversation view in Gmail on your desktop:

  1. Open Gmail on your browser.
  2. Click on the gear icon in the top right corner to open ‘Settings’.
  3. Select ‘See all settings’.
  4. In the ‘General’ tab, scroll down to ‘Conversation View’.
  5. Select ‘Conversation view off’.
  6. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click ‘Save Changes’.

After following these steps, your emails will now appear individually in your inbox, rather than being grouped together in conversations.

For Mobile Users:

If you’re using the Gmail app on your mobile device, you can follow these steps to disable the conversation view:

  1. Open the Gmail app on your device.
  2. Tap on the three horizontal lines in the top left corner to open the menu.
  3. Scroll down and tap ‘Settings’.
  4. Select your account.
  5. Under ‘General’, tap ‘Conversation view’.
  6. Turn off the toggle for ‘Conversation view’.

With these steps, you can manage your emails individually on your Gmail mobile app.


And there you have it! If the conversation view in Gmail is not for you, don’t worry. With these easy steps, you can disable this feature and manage your emails the way you prefer. Remember, you can always turn it back on if you decide to give it another try.

For more tips and tricks on managing your emails and making the most out of your Gmail, stay tuned to our blog. Happy emailing!