Yahoo Revamps Email, Boasting ‘Social Infusion’
Yahoo yesterday launched a revamped email service that boasts what it calls “social infusion”, along with several under-the-hood upgrades.
The upgrade lets users respond instantly to messages from Facebook, Yahoo Groups and other webmail providers through a new ‘easy reply bar’. Users can also view and share notifications from Twitter, Facebook and Zynga from within a new Updates tab.
“The latest version of Yahoo Mail is faster, safer, easier to use, and offers a seamless experience across PC, mobile and tablet devices,” Yahoo senior director of product management David McDowell said in a blog post.
In addition, if users receive photos and video sent via Flickr, Picasa and YouTube, they will be able to view the media right in their Yahoo inboxes.
The upgrade will roll out to Yahoo Mail’s 284 million users over the coming weeks; for a full list of the new features, visit the Yahoo page here.