Gmail to Add 'Normal E-mail' Option for 'Conversation' Haters
The company recently gave control over its Gmail service to VP Vic Gundotra, who, according to sources, has referred to his company's attitude toward the 'Conversations' issue "tone deaf." Now that he's taken the reins, though, we should expect to see a new option for disgruntled users within the next two months. The news comes just a day after Google announced its plans to allow users to personalize their own search pages, suggesting that enhancing user autonomy may be at the center of any future format changes.
We've always loved the 'Conversations' format, primarily because it goes a long way toward streamlining our otherwise disheveled inboxes. But if there really is a sizable percentage of users who loathe the service [Ed. Note: Once again, those people are crazy!], it's probably in Google's best interest to give them the choice to opt-out. [From: BusinessInsider]