How to Change Your View in Outlook By default, your Outlook Inbox displays messages in threaded conversations by date, with the newest message at the top of the screen and the oldest at the bottom. If you’d rather view your email messages in chronological order instead, or if you’d like to move a message to another folder so that it’s no longer part of the conversation, change your view in Outlook 2016. Here’s how to do it: Click the View tab on the Ribbon and then click Change View from the Show group.
Why you want to be able to quickly change your view
There are a few reasons why you might want to be able to quickly change your view in Outlook. Maybe you need to see more of your inbox at once, or maybe you want to focus on a specific email thread. Whatever the reason, it’s easy to do and only takes a few seconds.