Why is the text purple in Gmail?

Last Updated: 26/6/2024     Tags: gmail, email, content, delivery, activity
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It is caused by Gmail threading styling where it highlights duplicate copy from previous emails in a thread. If you delete all previous instances of a thread and empty the bin, the purple coloured text will disappear.

Example:

purple_text

Alternatively, you could turn off conversation view in Gmail settings by following the steps below:

  1. Open Gmail
  2. Click the gear in the top right and then select Settings.
  3. Scroll down to the Conversation View section (stay in the โ€œGeneralโ€ tab).
  4. Choose Conversation view off.
  5. Click Save changes at the bottom of the page.

Once you have done this, you should see emails in an un-threaded view. You can switch back anytime if you prefer the conversation view to be on.


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