Is there a setting or plugin that allows me to unfold the individual messages of a Gmail thread in the message list?


Thread 1 (unfolded)
>>> Message 1
>>> Message 2
>>> Message 3
Thread 2 (folded)
Thread 3 (unfolded)
>>> Message 1
>>> Message 2

I am looking for something similar to Outlook.
In that example the third thread from the top is folded out, showing an e-mail from Susan and an e-mail from Mary.

  • You can get pretty close to this with Google Inbox. Click on a conversation, and it will expand, showing the subject line and the first (or so) lines of the body of each message. google.com/inbox – Vidar S. Ramdal Feb 13 '17 at 14:35
  • Thanks for the tip! I use inbox on my personal account, but unfortunately my admin has disabled it on my work Gmail... – Saaru Lindestøkke Feb 13 '17 at 14:43
  • I'm afraid Gmail, by itself, won't do what you want. You'll need a userscript or some other third-party solution. – ale Feb 13 '17 at 15:22

Go to settings and select "Conversation View" and click save.

  • 1
    That doesn't allow for folding/unfolding of conversations into separate messages. – Saaru Lindestøkke Feb 19 '17 at 12:05

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