Internet giant Yahoo has relaunched the Yahoo Mail service with the company stating the overhaul makes “Yahoo Mail faster, easier and available anywhere.”
Whilst the revamp has seen the webmail interface undergo a redesign in order to be cleaner and have fewer buttons cluttering the screen, Yahoo has also improved its email search with an auto-complete feature that looks for best matches in both messages and addresses. On top of this, the Gmail rival has added thumbnail previews of attachments, which appear at the top of the messages, a larger area to view and compose emails is present, and after sending a message you are returned automatically to the inbox.
For Windows 8, you can get new message notifications via Live Tiles on the Start screen. Windows 8 users can also quickly scroll through messages without reloading, search across folders and use Snapped View or Fill View.
An updated native app for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch now enables users to select multiple messages and swipe left on any message to quickly delete, star, file or mark as read. There’s an infinite message scroll feature, you can search across folders and also attach photos or take new ones while composing a message. Photos can be scaled down in size to save on data use.
On Yahoo Mail for Android, the app has been reworked for improvements to performance and battery life. Its other updates include thumbnail previews of attachments, the same photo features as iOS, multiple message selection and support for more than one Yahoo Mail account.
Yahoo says it has 105 million daily users for its email service. With the new launches, the company is aiming for a “consistent look and feel across devices” but optimised for various display sizes. For big screens, it focuses on composing and managing. On mobile screens, the apps are optimised for email monitoring and organisation.
The mobile applications can be downloaded from the relevant app stores now, while webmail users will receive the new version over the next few days.