Upgraded Yahoo Mail Offers New Features, Themes

Yahoo Mail's new look on mobile. Image Credit: Yahoo

Yahoo Mail's new look on mobile. Image Credit: Yahoo

To celebrate the 16th anniversary of Yahoo Mail, Yahoo is jazzing up the features of its mail service. The company is angling to make the experience “elegant and intuitive” across all platforms including desktop, iOS and Android.

Yahoo Mail's new look on mobile. Image Credit: Yahoo

Yahoo Mail’s new look on mobile. Image Credit: Yahoo

The first big changes includes the introduction of “conversations” for people who like to see emails grouped in threads. The concept is similar to what Gmail users experience – offering an entire conversation including replies in one place.

"Conversations" on a desktop. Image Credit: Yahoo

“Conversations” on a desktop. Image Credit: Yahoo

The Yahoo Mail interface is also changing. Search, star and delete functions are now “one-click” actions that show up when you hover over an email. The left-hand toolbar can also be collapsed to make more space.

Features previously reserved for premium Mail Plus customers are also now free – including disposable email addresses, enhanced filters and automatic message forwarding. Current Mail Plus customers can learn more here.

In an additional cosmetic upgrade, users can also now add themes, including curated Flickr photos, to a browser, smartphone and tablet.

"Themes" on a desktop. Image Credit: Yahoo

“Themes” on a desktop. Image Credit: Yahoo

Choose a new photo theme in one place,  and it will apply across all your devices. After all, your inbox doesn’t have to be a plain white box with text dropped into it.

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