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Yahoo Mail Turns 16 – Celebrates With New Mail App on Android, Introduces Conversations

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To celebrate the 16th birthday of Yahoo Mail, Yahoo is releasing new apps on Android, iOS, and desktop throughout the day. The new apps introduce user interface tweaks that utilize conversation views, similar to what you have probably been experiencing in Gmail for years. Conversations, as you know, group your ongoing mail chats so that you can see entire conversations in a single view. But that’s not all. 

Yahoo is made things like search, starring, and deleting into one-click actions that appear when you hover over an email. They are letting you hide the left-hand toolbar, so that you can be more productive (could be desktop version only). Previously reserved features for premium members are now free, including disposable email addresses, enhanced filters and automatic message forwarding.

And last, the new apps can take advantage of “visually rich themes, including curated Flickr photos, for your browser, smartphone and tablet.”

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  • rg

    The yahoo android update is totally F***ed up. can only get to inbox, and attempt to access trash, spam, or any other folder results in force close or report error. It was fine until latest update. Check the damn apps before putting them out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lemonheadzzz

    Does the new update actually deliver email, and in a timely manner. I know the version I use now is crap

  • baconslayer09

    Come on Yahoo, stop hiding the status bar in your apps. I know they’re not hiding it on the tablets, but it looks like they’re hiding it on the phone, just like how they did it on Yahoo! Weather.

  • terrorist96

    OMG I CAN FINALLY LEAVE YAHOO MAIL. I”M FREEEEEEEEEEEE

  • duke69111

    When is yahoo going to get in on the mobile phone business???

  • Nick V

    I hope that they add in the option to go back to the conversation after you delete an email. I hate that it goes to the next email.

  • Droidzilla

    Sweet; now all I have to do is get a Netscape Navigator app that can access my AOL account and I’m all set!

    • Nick V

      Others may not like your comment, but I giggled. :)

    • B!

      SALTS.
      Smiled A Little Then Stopped.

      • Droidzilla

        Well, at least it’s more honest than “lol”.

        • rthvk

          Or ROFL.

          Has anyone actually started rolling on the floor, laughing, after seeing something on the internet?

    • Ed Waters

      Hey now, what’s wrong with Netscape Navigator, I still use it on my Windows 3.1 computer.

      • Droidzilla

        I personally think the GUI’s a fad; we’ll all be safely nestled back in the command prompt soon.

        • Frettfreak

          anyone that uses a linux box will tell you that the command prompt never died.

          • Droidzilla

            Which is one of the reasons Linux will never be mainstream, sadly (I’m a Linux fan, too).

          • Just kidding

            Yeah, poor Apple never got rid of the terminal for people like me to use when needed, and it killed adoption of osx.

          • Droidzilla

            The difference is, OSX is designed to be used strictly in the GUI and have most things done automatically and/or simply. Most problem solving in Linux starts with, “open a command prompt.” I love Linux and all, but until they can get over that facet for the AVERAGE user (not power users), it will never be anything more than an “also ran” for the consumer space. Supercomputers, on the other hand . . .

  • Robert Macri

    My one friend that uses Yahoo Mail is going to like this.

    • B!

      LMAO! I sure am.

    • FrankBoston

      I used to not like it – but gave it a try. Its much more reliable than the android email client.

    • terrorist96

      OMG I CAN FINALLY LEAVE YAHOO MAIL. I”M FREEEEEEEEEEEE

  • Malcalevak

    I just want the Android app to actually notify me of new e-mails, even when I’m logged in via Desktop…

    • Weber

      Did you go into your label settings? I used to have the same issue.

      • Malcalevak

        I don’t see any label setting in Android?

        • Weber

          Read it wrong. My bad. For some reason I thought you were talking about the gmail app

    • ddh819

      it works for me

      • Malcalevak

        Weird, on two phones, I’ve never had it notify me, if I was also logged on with my desktop.

        • ddh819

          by desktop do you mean the webmail on a pc?

          • Malcalevak

            Yeah, though, interestingly enough, I just reinstalled, and now it does appears to be working.

  • wickets

    thanks for the info…….cant wait to see if this beats the gmail app especially for archive, delete functions via notification bar

    • shmigga

      You can archive gmail emails from the notification bar.

      • wickets

        yes, but you can’t delete. Its one or the other, not both

        • shmigga

          gotcha

  • shmigga

    That has to be one of the ugliest email apps I have ever seen.

  • DJyoSNOW

    So that slutty whore and or pull pusher can talk to me directly….

  • shelderman

    the aesthetics much better than gmail imo

  • litobirdy

    I dont see these options on the web version

    • ddh819

      me either, must be a staged roll out