Google Allows Users To Disable Conversation Mode

Google has finally addressed the complaints of users who wished to take control of their Gmail inbox, allowing them to organise it as they wish.

On Wednesday the search giant announced a new feature for its Gmail service for its Apps Collaboration and communications suite, enabling users to choose between the traditional inbox mode and its default conversation mode, reveals the USA Today.

“Conversation View is perhaps Gmail's most hotly debated feature. we really hoped everyone would learn to love conversation view, but we came to realise that it's just not right for some people," wrote software engineer at Google Doug Chen in a company’s blog post.

The feature, which was first introduced in 2004, was touted as one of the most important features to define Gmail, but its popularity waned at the hands of some protesters who preferred to see all their e-mails stacked separately.

Earlier this year, president for enterprise Dave Girouard had stated that Google’s biggest mistake lies in not offering its businesses customers an option to turn off the threaded conversation mode for Gmail.