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Yahoo Mail Gets Revamped, Updated Android, iOS and Windows Apps

Yahoo Mail has decided to go for a new, simpler look for its webmail service. The changes were announced today and extends across the mobile yahoo mail apps. The changes have been announced in a blog post by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer herself.

The interface has been redesigned, with less buttons with the idea to give users more speed. Yahoo says that getting to messages is now a faster process and that the inbox is easier to use and more intuitive.

The new version will be rolling out to users in the next few days, so it won’t be long before you get to use it.

Now, here comes the interesting part. Yahoo wants to make the email experience consistent across the devices you’re using. So the apps coming with the company’s webmail interface have the same interface (or let’s say it’s designed with the same ideas in mind).

There’s an all-new iOS app, which you can in the App Store, as well as a Windows 8 app (pictured above), which is available in the Windows Store.

The Android app has been redesigned, too. I’ve tried it and I can say it looks pretty smooth and works really fast. It reminds me a bit of the Gmail app for Android, but don’t tell Yahoo I said that!

Yahoo Mail Android

I liked the menu that pops up when you push the button on the top left corner, allowing you to get to your folders and settings easily. I think it’s a pretty good idea to have it.

Yahoo Mail Android menu

I also liked the fact that, when you reply to an email, you have a photo icon, which allows you to attach an existing photo, or take a photo or a video and send it to the recipient directly.

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Yahoo Mail Android add photo video

Whether this leads to a mass exodus from Gmail remains to be seen, but I think Yahoo is on the right track with the mobile app and new design.

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4 Responses to Yahoo Mail Gets Revamped, Updated Android, iOS and Windows Apps

  1. Sanjay December 13, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    Long and waste header is more disgusting. need ad free version. speed loading will make us to get back to it.

  2. [email protected] December 16, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    They missed the boat on this update my mobile galaxy s111 android i don’t get notiacations sound or visual and it doesn’t sync how do i get the old version back??

    • Bogdan Bele December 18, 2012 at 5:11 am #

      Sorry, but unless you have your apps backed up, there’s no way I can think of to get back to a previous version of an app.

      • Janice Gay Powers August 20, 2016 at 1:15 am #

        I think the new format is ugly, dark, and it’s also squeezed to one side of my screen, and difficult to widen. My mouse pointer keeps jumping up and adding letters, and it’s difficult to organize my sentences when this happens. The Subject letters become tiny! The body of my communication has normal sized letters. I am very disappointed with this new “improvement!”

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