You get in, you check your email, and you get out. That's the plan anyway, and Yahoo doesn't like it. That time spent using other apps is valuable time that could be spent using its own. To tackle this issue head-on, the company has updated its Yahoo Mail app with the goodies (read: distractions) from the Yahoo homepage that people know and love. Now instead of just the mail, users will have access to the latest current events, weather reports, sports scores, popular videos, and other non-mail related attractions. The UI has changed around enough that Yahoo is referring to this as a whole new app.

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Users can access this content by tapping the appropriate icon in the upper right-hand corner or swiping left or right between pages. The changes are rolling out over the course of the next few weeks, but once they take effect, the experience should be much less mail client and much more Yahoo.

What's new:

  • Big update! Yahoo Mail app is now enhanced with news, search, and snapshots of today’s weather, sports scores, popular videos, News Digest and more. Get the info you need, all in one convenient app. (Note: these changes will be rolling out to Android phones over the next few weeks)
  • Performance and stability improvements
  • Bug fixes

Source: Yahoo

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • jpelgrom

    Why do we still call it Yahoo Mail and not just the Yahoo app? Mail seems to be irrelevant now.

  • moelsen8

    i wish they'd focus on getting mail working properly first.

  • Karen Y.

    They really need to get the email section right before incorporating all the other features.

    I actually lost my emails two times when somehow all of the inbox mails were moved to the spam folder. I was able to retrieve most from the spam folder the first time, but lost the majority the second time when they simply disappeared. It's absolutely unacceptable. Also, the mails in the trash folder is deleted so frequently that the folder is almost useless. I wish there were an option to set the frequency. I've learned my lesson & now move all my important mails to different folders instead of keeping them in my inbox. If I were to start over & choose my mail service, I probably would choose something else. At least I don't have to worry about losing my emails.

  • http://www.LOVEanon.org/ Michael Oghia (Ogie)

    Why can't Yahoo just do us all a favor, and die.