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