Gmail Threaded View to Become Optional
Whether you thought it was a convenience or an annoyance, you will within a few days have the option to turn off the threaded or conversation view in Gmail's web interface. In this view, all messages in a conversation are grouped together. Email traditionalists (wouldn't that have been an odd phrase just decade ago?) complained that they often couldn't find new messages in the threaded view. Others liked having all messages in a given exchange lumped together for easy access. Whichever side of this divide you are on, Google will over the next few days roll-out to your account the option to turn off threaded view. Details are in the official Gmail blog.