How to Forward a Complete Thread of Emails in Gmail

Its easy to forward a conversation with up to 100 emails in Gmail

What To Know

  • Press the gear in your inbox. Go to Settings > General > Conversation View. Toggle Conversation View on. Press Save Changes.
  • To forward a conversation, find it in your inbox. Select it, and press More in the toolbar. Pick Forward All. Add comments, and press Send.

This article explains how to enable conversation view in Gmail and use it to forward entire conversations at once. When Conversation View is enabled, Gmail groups all emails with the same subject line (Gmail ignores prefixes such as Re: and Fwd:) into one conversation and allows you to forward them as if they were one email.

Enable Conversation View

To enable conversation view in Gmail:

  1. In the Gmail inbox screen, select the gear icon.

    Conversation View is enabled by default on newer Gmail accounts. Use these steps to ensure that it is enabled.

    Turn off Gmail conversation view
  2. Choose Settings.

    Turn off Gmail Conversation View
  3. In the General tab, scroll to the Conversation View section.

    Turn off Gmail Conversation View
  4. Select Conversation view on.

    Turn off Gmail Conversation View
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and select Save Changes.

If you set Conversation view off, each email appears in your inbox by itself in reverse chronological order.

Forward a Complete Thread or Conversation of Emails in Gmail

To forward an entire conversation in one message with Gmail:

  1. Go to your inbox and choose the conversation.

    Gmail conversation
  2. Go to the toolbar and select More.

    Gmail with the More icon highlighted
  3. Choose Forward all. Gmail displays the contents of the new email at the bottom of the conversation.

    More menu in Gmail with the Forward All option highlighted
  4. Add any comments to the email and address the message.

    Forward your Gmail conversation
  5. Select Send to send the conversation along with your comments.

    Email in Gmail with the Send button highlighted

You can also forward multiple messages from one conversation or many as attachments in Gmail.

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