The Yahoo today announced the new Yahoo Mail interface, which is completing 16 years of life. The service email now shows emails in a conversational format and brought before some features available only to paid subscribers. Applications for smartphones and tablets have been updated to match the new look.
The new Yahoo Mail shows grouped emails conversations, such as Gmail, instead of displaying each message individually. In the Inbox, selecting or mousing over a chat, fast action buttons allow you to delete emails, star, or even find all messages sent by a person.
Some functions previously exclusive to the Mail Plus are now available for everyone: you can create secondary email if you want to not disclose your primary address; use filters to control your inbox; automatically forward mail to another address; and access messages offline via the POP protocol. The ads keep running, but you can remove them by paying $ 49.99 a year.
There was a special attention to the interface (which was very similar to Gmail): You can use your own photos as background images that can come directly from your account Flickr. This picture is synchronized between the applications, then you will have the same look on the desktop, smartphone and tablet. There are applications for iOS, Android and Windows 8.
Ah, of course: Yahoo Mail now offers 1 TB of free storage to all users. This is not exactly an advantage because before the service was reported as having “unlimited” space, but it is a good marketing tool.
The new look of Yahoo Mail on the desktop will be available initially only in English in the US, Canada, UK and six other countries, but Yahoo promises add support to the Portuguese soon. The new mobile application can now be downloaded worldwide.