Gmail might be the most preferred email service out there, but there are plenty of reasons to go with other services such as Yahoo Mail. Well, if you are one of the 230 million active users who still use Yahoo Mail, there’s good news for you.
Yahoo Mail, now owned by Verizon, is getting a new version of its mobile website. Much like the concept of Instant Apps on Android, users will have a variety of the same features as the Yahoo Mail app on their browser without having to take up storage by downloading another app. Upon logging in through your browser, you’re able to organize your inbox by swiping right to mark emails as read and left to delete. Apart from that, users will also be able to carry out actions such as deleting, forwarding, replying, and more, with the access toolbar made available once a message is open.
You can check out the new mobile website here.
There’s also a sidebar menu where you can see all your folders and save important emails. For searching through your emails, the company has also added an infinite scrolling feature that allows you to scroll all the way to the bottom of your inbox rather than tapping “next” each time you want to see more. While composing an email, there’s an autosuggest feature as well which makes it easy to find email addresses.
Alongside the revamped version of its mobile website, Yahoo is also launching an app specifically for Android Go devices. However, for Yahoo, releasing a Go app didn’t require straying too far away from its original Yahoo Mail app for Android since it was already lightweight.
In a conversation with Digital Trends, Joshua Jacobson, senior director of product management for Yahoo Mail said, “Our main Android app was really close to what the requirements for Go were. We really optimized it for the download footprint. You’re basically getting all of our core Android mail features, so you’re really not missing anything.”
The Yahoo Mail Go app supports multiple accounts, allowing users to set and save different themes for each. As with the main Yahoo Mail app, you’ll also see photos of the senders in the inbox. Additionally, you also get autosuggest for contacts you email often, as well as tools like adding GIFs, stationary, and more. Users are also able to archive and delete emails straight from the notification.
- Download the Yahoo Mail Go app from Play Store (Free)