Yahoo announced today that Yahoo Mail has received a major redesign on both Android and iOS. The new app not only looks different, but should be more powerful and “simple to use.” Yahoo says that they made a “significant investment” in the tech behind their mail app, so it’s now both fast and responsive.
Within the redesign, you will find new features like a more prominent photo experience (with Twitter, Facebook integration), easier photo attaching to emails, a lack of ugly avatars, new contact cards, quick swiping to mark items as read or to delete them, long pressing for multi-selection, and a shortcut to Yahoo News. The app should also be smarter with searching for both people and keywords.
Outside of the redesign, Yahoo is also adding in third party email and multi-account support for Outlook.com, Hotmail, and AOL Mail.
Finally, Yahoo has integrated Yahoo Account Key into the app, which is their attempt at making the world a password free place. Account Key uses push notifications to “provide a fast and secure way for you to access your Yahoo accounts.”
The update should be live!