The latest tech news states that Yahoo Mail is receiving yet another mobile update, with the latest versions of the iOS and Android app launching today. Indeed, many of us haven’t used Yahoo Mail for years. However, this update might make us reconsider. Keep reading to find out what this updated version is all about.
Is Yahoo Mail still popular?
Josh Jacobson, the Senior Director of Product Management, noted that it is one of the best productivity apps in the Apple App Store. It has been ranked 2.1 million times, with an average rating of 4.6 stars. Jacobson also stated that Yahoo Mail is seeking to do something very distinct from the superhumans of the world. This is because it is not one of the various apps that solve for corporate use cases. Alternatively, it is focused on the user email use case, solving the business of your life.
A short backstory
He mentioned that he joined Yahoo after the company obtained his former employer, the smart inbox service called Xobni. At that moment, everyone thought that when it came to assisting users in finding things in email, the search is the way to go.
However, he said it turned out to be that people don’t know or want to have to decide what to type into that white box to find what they are looking for.
Enters the updated version- Yahoo Mail
To address this problem, Yahoo Mail offers several various views that should help you discover stuff without searching– by focusing on particular types of content from your inbox.
The current Yahoo Mail also adds a view for checking all your email subscriptions. Also, a button that lets you unsubscribe from any of them with a single tap.
There is an added view focusing on ongoing updates, particularly pressing time-sensitive emails, like package tracking and travel updates.
A better UI
The Yahoo Mail team has also renewed the app’s overall look. This includes adding a navigation bar at the bottom of the screen, which the company said will make single-hand usage achievable again. The navigation bar is customizable, so each user can decide which views they would want to include.
If you are a little suspicious of sending emails from a Yahoo address, Jacobson showed that you could use the Yahoo Mail app to access even non-Yahoo email accounts, like Gmail and Outlook.
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