How to Enable or Disable Conversation View in Yahoo Mail

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

Instructions in this article apply to the standard web version of Yahoo Mail and the Yahoo Mail mobile app for iOS and Android.

What is Conversation View?

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, all of the related messages will remain in one single thread for you to view, move, search through, or delete with just a few clicks.

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

How to Enable/Disable Conversation View in Yahoo Mail

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

  1. Select the gear 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. Select Viewing email on the left side of the page.

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

    Yahoo Mail viewing email settings with Group by conversation highlighted

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

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

  1. Tap the menu icon in the upper-left corner of the Yahoo Mail app.

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

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

    Yahoo Mail app settings with the switch to toggle Conversations highlighted