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In old style of Gmail, a conversation (grouped messages) is displayed using different color for different recipients/senders.

With the new appearance, that has been removed !? This makes me find quite a lot of difficulties when mailing with multiple users at the same time.

The new interface put in the photo of the sender for each message. But that is not very useful for me when I look back my messages to seek for the ones that has recipient to be Ms ABC for example. With the old interface, I just look for the color; now, I have to read wrong-designed gray text :).

If you know how to turn this on back, please share.

The Old enter image description here

The New (the different color rectangles should be color by Gmail) enter image description here

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They added user photos instead. –  grawity May 8 '12 at 11:40
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Unless you wish to do this on a local email client, its likely not possible without Google providing the option. And unless you wish to do this with a local email client, it belongs on webapps.SE and will be migrated there (i.e. Tell us, do you want yo do this with a local email client - a program on your computer rather than the webmail interface?). –  Bob May 8 '12 at 11:44
    
@Bob I just want to stay with web mail. Local email client will keep my mail locally to a PC which I don't prefer at all. Thank you anyway Bob! –  Nam G VU May 9 '12 at 2:23
    
@grawity But just the photo of the sender which is not very useful for me when I look back my messages to seek for the mails which has recipient to be Ms ABC for example. Before, I look for the color; now, I have to read gray text. –  Nam G VU May 9 '12 at 2:25
    
IMAP is designed to allow you to use a local client while keeping the emails on the server, so you can still view it from other locations and even the web interface if that's your worry. –  Bob May 9 '12 at 2:27
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As already discussed my any in the comments, this is not possible. Google has changed its interface, it does that often and you cannot rollback to the old interface/any feature of the old interface.

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Google Labs does not equal Gmail Labs. And Gmail Labs still exists at the moment. –  Alex Jun 2 '12 at 11:23
    
And they are not planning to shutdown Gmail Labs for the time being. Source. –  Alex Jun 2 '12 at 11:24
    
@Alex Okay, but I remember reading "All the Lab items will either graduate or will be discontinued" a long time ago. –  user221287 Jun 2 '12 at 11:26
    
Again, Google Labs does not equal Gmail Labs. (Or any other in-product Labs for that matter.) Google Labs is permanently retired. See the link in my comment above. –  Alex Jun 2 '12 at 11:34
    
@Alex Thanks for the info. –  user221287 Jun 2 '12 at 11:36
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