Option to turn off Conversation view
Please allow option to turn off conversation view.
First off, thank you all for taking the time to provide such detailed feedback and sharing your opinions. Also I want to thank you for using outlook.com!
Now I just wanted to take a moment and provide you an update around some of the conversation view settings. There has been some folks that rather not have the conversation view, and return to the older style of viewing. I am happy to say that this is now an option
To do this do the following:
1) Go to the Gear menu in the top of the new outlook.com experience
2) This opens the quick settings pane.
3) For Conversation View, you can select Off. This will put you back into the experience you are more used to.
Finally, you can also change the sort order (newest on top, newest on bottom). This should give you the same flexibility that you had in the old experience.
Also, a few of you have mentioned that other options are missing. They should all be listed in the options menus as well. Please keep the great feedback coming!
have the ability to set up how conversations are viewed
This is hell. I use Outlook email in my web browser, and today it is suddenly started defaulting to the 'beta' version. There, it is no longer possible to turn off conversations and half of the more advanced setting (e.g. inbox and sweep rules) have gone. I can return to the previous version of Outlook, but if I navigate away from the page to anything else and return, we are back to beta again! Please give me back the options I need to make Outlook usable.
My previous request was "merged" with this one, when in fact, the "completed" answer does not fix the problem. (I subsequently removed it, because it contained my e-mail address. Thanks MS!)
On a phone or tablet when using OWA, there is NO OPTION to turn off Conversation View.
This is a horrendous feature, and MS needs to fix it so that you can, in fact, turn off Conversation View
Please disregard my previous submission, as I have just found out that I can disable conversation view in Office 365 on the web as follows:
Open Outlook, select your Inbox and look in the top right where it says "Filter." Click that, then select "Show As," then "Messages" rather than the default "Conversations." Voila! YEA! This made my day!
As a P. S. to my previous post, it may be helpful to note that I am using Office 365 and unable to disable conversation view.
I still do not have the option to turn off this ridiculous feature.
It appears that the option is available for some but not others. Is there a tenant setting to enable/disable this feature? If not what is with the discrepancy? I do not have the option to turn off conversation either.
I do NOT have the option to turn off the conversation view. And that view is a **** working with as I keep not seeing often important emails! Please allow the option to turn conversation view OFF again!!!
Thank you Randy - your instruction was the one that worked for me.
Go to settings and turn off "Organize By Thread". This will turn off conversation view in the apple mobile app.
There is no OFF option!
Go into Inbox. Select "Filter" and choose "Show As". That is where the choice for message or conversation view now is located
I tried to do this but do not have the "off" option. How do I get rid of conversations?
[Deleted User] commented
Same as other,
Impossible to turn off those F* conversation displayed on iPhone mobile app neither on Firefox on mobile.
In consequence when you mark as unread a mail within a conversarion with 30 message you have now 30 unread message,
Not pleasant at all, i’ll Use another Mobile mail client instead
I've just closed my Outlook.com email account and moved myself and my family to gmail. Outlook.com is just an embarresment now! YOU CANNOT TURN CONVERSATION VIEW OFF ON ANDROID.
Agree not being able to turn off conversations is the worst. Important emails get buried and you have to know WHO is involved in the convo and search for those people in order to find the original email message. I can’t think of a worse way to view communication than this set up. It’s awful.
Also- PLEASE bring back the feature that highlights all messages with the same subject line- grouping them into conversations is awful. Conversations grouping seems like a failed feature experiment. Please get rid of it or offer options to disable and return to the much more user friendly previous versions of outlook.
MICROSOFT: THERE IS NO OFF OPTION....HELLO???
If you use the "filter" option on the main reading pane, click on message and change from "Conversation" to "Message"
Nothing else worked for me.
I am now trying to contact Microsoft to let them know that I just wasted 20 min of my life trying to get read of this conversation $%%^^&. If I want a conversation, I talk with someone!
Adele P commented
I much preferred not having all the emails in a string linked together. I am a troop leader, so whenever a girl joins I forward the intial message to the new girl. This year has been a mess! I can't figure out what I just sent to this newest member. I meant for it to be the original message, but when I look in my sent mail it seems to have attached every message that I have ever received with regard to the original email. This could be a serious breach of privacy. I'm not even sure if all that information was sent, or if its just somehow all linked together in the sent mail in my mailbox.
Moreover, in forwarding it seems to have removed the map I copy/pasted into the message, so I have to re-insert it each time. Am I going to have to start keeping these emails I intend to use over and over as a separate word file instead of an e-mail?
There is no option to turn conversation 'off'. As previous comments state, there is only an option to choose how to view the conversations.
This is very frustrating, please don't provide a 'fix' if it isn't available, or not available to everyone!