How to Enable or Disable Conversation View in Yahoo Mail

Declutter your inbox with Yahoo Mail Conversation view

What to Know

  • In a web browser, select the gear icon and go to More Settings > Viewing email > Group by conversation. 
  • In the Yahoo Mail app, go to Menu > Settings and toggle Conversations on or off.

This article explains how to enable or disable conversation view in the standard web version of Yahoo Mail and the Yahoo Mail mobile app for iOS and Android.

What is Conversation View?

Conversation view is an option in Yahoo Mail that groups related messages into a single thread. You can toggle the conversation view on and off from the Yahoo Mail settings.

With conversation view enabled, a single entry is shown for all replies to an original message. For example, if you send an email to a group of people and get dozens of responses, the related messages remain in one single thread for you to view, move, search, or delete with a few clicks.

Conversation view is enabled by default. However, sifting through a thread of emails to find individual unread messages can be cumbersome, which is why Yahoo Mail has an option to disable conversation view so that you can see each message as a single entry.

How to Enable and Disable Conversation View in Yahoo Mail

Conversation view can be enabled or disabled in your Yahoo Mail settings.

  1. Select the gear icon located in the upper-right corner of Yahoo Mail.

    Yahoo Mail with the gear icon highlighted
  2. Select More Settings.

    Yahoo Mail gear menu with the More Settings button highlighted
  3. Go to the left panel and select Viewing email.

    Yahoo Mail settings with the Viewing Email heading highlighted
  4. Select the Group by conversation toggle switch. It appears blue when enabled and white when disabled.

    Yahoo Mail viewing email settings with Group by conversation highlighted

How to Enable and Disable Conversation View in the Yahoo Mail App

If you use the Yahoo Mail mobile app, toggling the conversation view feature is a little different.

  1. Tap the menu icon (it's located in the upper-left corner of the Yahoo Mail app).

    On some devices you may need to tap the Profile icon rather than a three-lined icon. It should still be located in the top-left.

    Yahoo Mail app with the menu option highlighted
  2. Tap Settings.

    Yahoo Mail app with the Settings option highlighted
  3. Tap the Conversations toggle switch. It appears blue when enabled and white when disabled.

    Yahoo Mail app settings with the switch to toggle Conversations highlighted
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