Yahoo Mail overhaul for iOS, Android touts enhanced speed, simplicity
Yahoo unveiled a redesigned Mail client for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS, Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android, Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows 8 desktop and the Web, promising a speedier, more streamlined user experience.
The revamped Yahoo Mail enables smartphone users to access their inbox with a single tap, then scan their messages via continuous scroll. Users can also set up alerts when new messages arrive and swipe a message to delete it, flag it, move it or mark it as read.
Yahoo Mail also automatically completes email addresses as the user types; in addition, the app allows users to easily attach photos or snap new images while composing a message. "And, because mobile is everything these days, Yahoo Mail now has a consistent look and feel across devices," writes CEO Marissa Mayer on the Official Yahoo Blog.
The new Yahoo Mail for iOS is available for download from Apple's App Store. The Android version will be automatically updated for current users.
Mayer grabbed the Yahoo reins in July, moving over from her post at Google. During her first earnings call as Yahoo CEO, she admitted the company has failed to exploit opportunities in the mobile segment, pledging dramatic changes moving forward. Calling a more focused and coherent mobile strategy Yahoo's "top priority," Mayer added "Yahoo will have to be a predominantly mobile company, which means that at least half of our technical workforce should be working on mobile."
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