Gmail Trick: Change the Subject Line within a Mail Thread!
Hidden features available in the applications you regularly use can change your experience like never before; only if they were uncovered. So, while you are trying out different options to get it going, here’s the simplest means to change the subject line of your mail thread in Gmail. Wouldn’t it certainly make your life a lot easier?
For the uninitiated, Gmail allows you the option to create mail threads – group conversations in one thread, so that you can keep all communication relating to one topic in one thread itself. While this is handy as it offers you a quick reference to a previous conversation and keeps your mails organized, you may wish to forward a particular conversation or reply to one of the many mails in the thread. To do this, the original subject line that’s mentioned could appear off-topic or irrelevant and you may want to modify the same. Certainly, there isn’t a direct option that you could apply here to complete the task; nonetheless, you can do the following workaround and complete it.
- Go to the particular conversation thread you wish to forward or reply to.
- Click on the ‘Reply’ option (at the bottom of the window) to open a new window.
- Go to the top left of the message box and click on the Down arrow. This will open a drop down menu.
- Select the ‘Edit Subject’ option. This will open a Compose window on your screen.
- Modify the subject line here and add text to the mail body.
- Click on the Send option to send across the mail with a new subject line as you desired.
While the subject line is changed, your mail will also include the previous mails in the thread to keep the relevance intact. Your recipient will receive a new mail with the subject line you just entered but along with the old conversations as well. The above steps are applicable while sending the mail to a single recipient. If you wish to forward the mail to multiple recipients or reply to more than one person, you can follow the same steps while hitting the ‘Reply to All’ or ‘Forward’ option.
Isn’t this a handy option? Do let us know how it helped you…