First of all, Yahoo is adjusted from unlimited storage to limit of 1TB for all users. That should provide around 500k-1M attachments and ’6,000 years’ of inbox for the average user, says Yahoo.
Themes and UI
Yahoo is currently working with the photographers of 24 different Flickr images and load up the new themes around the colors in those images. The new design is cleaner and crisper, while not totally breaking the fundamentals of how the product works. Those themes, says David McDowell, SVP of Product on Mail, will sync across all of your web and mobile versions of the app. In addition to the visual changes, there have also been a series of mechanical updates to the Yahoo inbox. The sidebar along the left side of the screen on the web version is now collapsible, letting you give over more of your real-estate to message content. When you fold it down you’ll just get simple icons along the left.
There is also a nice update to the compose functionality both inside and out of conversations. A reply very quickly, bringing to mind an IM conversation, rather than a ‘heavy’ email. The single-serving ‘compose’ window is also much improved, with a cleaner layout. The formatting options have been moved to the bottom, away from the ‘to’ and subject fields, which lightens to load when you’re replying. The CC and BCC fields are also collapsed into the to field. The subject line has been given a bit bolder type.
A new “Conversations” view groups emails in threads, allowing you to scroll entire conversations all at once. The new expandable conversation thread that lets you see all of the messages you’ve traded with that person without having to ‘open’ the full view.
Yahoo Mail Plus
All of the features that were previously a part of Yahoo’s ‘Mail Plus’ product are also now free for all users.
- Disposable Addresses – Create a disposable email address when you don’t want to give out your primary address.
- Filters – Use up to 200 filters to automatically sort incoming messages. That’s twice as many filters than you had before and it’s a great way to get a handle on your inbox.
- Mail Forwarding – Automatically forward your email to another email account, even another Yahoo Mail address.
- Offline Access with POP – You can download your Yahoo Mail messages using a desktop email application, such as Outlook, and then access them offline.
Users who have previously subscribed to Mail Plus will be able to continue paying $19.99 a year for the ‘ad free’ version of mail, but new users who want a ‘no ads’ Yahoo Mail will have to pay $49.99 a year for the new Ad-Free Mail product.
Yahoo Mail with the new selected Flickr background and themes
New Yahoo Calendar User Inteface
Yahoo Mail New Features Including the Previously Exclusive to Mail Plus
New UI of Yahoo Messenger interface inside Yahoo Mail
New Yahoo Mail User Interface
New Yahoo Mail Contact User Interface
Yahoo Mobile Apps
I will write about the Yahoo Mobile apps I get the update notification in my status bars when the Android app arrives later today, but if you’re just merely curious to see the new interface once it rolls out, here’s a shortcut to the Play Store. Since Yahoo’s introduced their modernization of its core products then continued with a significant redesign of Yahoo Mail and features including the previously exclusive to Mail Plus.