Published On: Sat, Jan 30th, 2016

Yahoo mail revamped with hope to take on Google and Microsoft counterparts

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Internet giant Yahoo has rolled out a bunch of updates for its Android and iOS Mail apps in order to recapture the market with growing competition with Microsoft and Google.

“We’ve made it easier to discover and create conversations with a community around engaging content and follow the latest developing stories in a nearly infinite news stream,” said Simon Khalaf, senior vice president, Yahoo in a blog post.

Following a major redesign in autumn 2015, the Yahoo! Mail app has been updated with a set of new functions.

While Yahoo! Mail and Outlook can be linked to accounts from other email services, Google’s Inbox can only be used with Gmail accounts.

Headquartered in California, the American multinational technology company is globally known for its Web portal, search engine Yahoo! Search, and related services, including Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Groups, Yahoo! Answers, advertising, online mapping, video sharing, fantasy sports and its social media website.

Following a major redesign in autumn 2015, the Yahoo! Mail app has been updated with a set of new functions. A group of messages can now be moved or deleted by pressing and holding the selection. Plus, it’s possible to toggle easily between Google, Outlook, AOL or several Yahoo! accounts. A set of customizable swipe controls have arrived too, so swiping a message in the inbox left or right can mark it as read, archive it, mark it as spam, move it to another folder or delete it completely.

Yahoo! Mail is available to download free of charge from Apple’s App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).

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