By 2025, the number of global mobile internet users is predicted to expand by over 50%. According to the Yahoo “We believe it is important to understand and meet the specific needs of this massive wave of new mobile users and deliver the same first-class Yahoo Mail experience regardless of device, location, storage capacity, or network speeds”.
Yahoo unveils two new major initiatives:
- A completely modern Yahoo Mail mobile web experience
- A New app optimized for Android Go phones.
New Mobile Web Experience
In order to deliver a beautiful and high-quality mail interface, the Yahoo has enhanced the mobile browser experience for the Yahoo mail by adding some features like the Yahoo Mail app has such as:
Swipe through your inbox: The ability to take actions on emails quickly and easily by swiping right to mark as read and left to delete.
Customize your look and feel: New color themes with light and dark backgrounds that allow you to personalize your inbox.
Get organized easily with folders: Beautiful sidebar menu with folders for easy organization.
Auto-suggests: The Yahoo mail now auto-suggest your most frequent email addresses when you type the first few letters, so sending an email is faster than ever.
Infinite scrolling inbox: Scroll all the way down your inbox without having to hit “next” to see more emails.
Take quick action on emails: Easily delete, forward, reply and do more from the easy access toolbar once you open a message.
For convenience, you can add an icon to your home screen that links directly to the Yahoo Mail mobile browser experience.
In addition to the feature and design updates, what’s changed for Yahoo Mail on a mobile browser is the architecture supporting the new browser experience is the same as our modern desktop tech stack, which is developed on React and Redux.
The enhanced version uses AJAX. The basic version uses a form to submit for all user actions.
In the new version, there are no reloads – all actions (e.g., deleting, marking as read, and marking as spam, emptying trash) are instant. The basic version reloads the page on every interaction. It also has fully interactive app-like experience.
Yahoo Mail Go for Android Go
Yahoo also announced Yahoo Mail app is now optimized for the new Android Go devices (entry-level smartphones).
The Yahoo Mail Go app delivers the same features enjoyed by the current Yahoo Android app while keeping the RAM usage on GO devices below 50MB and the install size below 10MB.
If you have a phone with the Android Oreo (Go edition) operating system and would like to download Yahoo Mail Go, follow this link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.mail.lite