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Yahoo! Mail Gets a Major Facelift

Yahoo Mail ImprovementYahoo! Chief Executive Marissa Mayer made her first major move since taking over the struggling company after giving their popular e-mail client a major facelift.

In a blog post posted on her official website, Mayer unveiled the new standalone Yahoo! Mail applications for smartphones running the Android operating system, while also announcing Yahoo’s first application for Apple’s iPhone.

Aside from improving the applications for smartphones and tablets, Yahoo! also revamped the appearance of their mail for web and tablets running under Windows 8, giving the consumers a much consistent user-experience across different platforms.

In her blog post, Mayer said: “You’ve told us loud and clear that you want fewer distractions when it comes to email. You want to quickly login, communicate, and get on with your day. And we’ve listened. Starting today, the new Yahoo! Mail is fast, easy and available anywhere you go. These improvements will be available on all major platforms.”

“We’ve redesigned the new version of Yahoo! Mail with speed in mind — getting through your emails is faster than ever before. We’ve also made your inbox more intuitive and easier to navigate, allowing you to focus on what matters most: your messages. And, because mobile is everything these days, Yahoo! Mail now has a consistent look and feel across devices.”

The new Yahoo! Mail applications for mobile devices will let the users view and access their inbox with a just a single tap, while also featuring scroll functionality to scan messages without any interruption. Message composition has also been made easier because the new application now has an auto-complete feature when typing e-mail addresses.

Yahoo Mail and Messenger General Manager Vivek Sharma expressed optimism, saying that the revamp will keep them in step with their competitors within the younger generation of e-mail users.

Sharma said: “Most of the new users, especially young ones, are using mobile Internet devices. So the first order of things is to make sure there are native experiences for them.”

Yahoo! Mail is currently on top of the list in the United States, but only third worldwide behind Google’s Gmail and Microsoft’s Hotmail.

[Source: Yahoo!]