In the middle of an emailthread, it”s awkward to stop responding. If you”re just glancing at a Gmail conversation and don”t have timeto respond, you”ll want to keep that particular message in the thread in mind and visible in Gmail so you can continue reading later.
You can mark the emailunread, of course, or star it perhaps—or rely on a hidden Gmail gem that lets you mark a thread unread only from a certain message onward.
Mark Individual Emails Unread in Gmail
To mark an individual email messageunread in Gmail, do the following:
Make sure conversation view is disabled. To disable conversation view,select theSettingsgear icon at the top right corner of Gmail. Then, choose See All Settingsin the menu that comes up
Mark Part of a Conversation Unread in Gmail
To mark as unread only part of a thread or just the latest message in Gmail:
You can also mark the entire thread unread, of course, by expanding it and selecting the More button in the toolbar. Select Mark as unread to mark the entire thread as unread.