Yahoo Unleashes New Features in Mail, Messenger and Search

by admin August 25, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Yahoo is releasing a series of updates today for its Mail and Messenger consumer web products, and it plans to test features in search that will be launched later this year. This follows the company’s debut of its new, cleaner homepage last month.

Mail now has a more streamlined interface that’s similar to the updated homepage and incorporates a new Application Box that includes its Calendar application and third-party apps. In addition, a new Evite application to be launched next month will let people create and view invites within Mail. Yahoo is also expanding Mail’s attachment limits for photos and files to 25MB from 10MB, and you’ll be able to upload and edit photos directly within an email. A new Mail mobile program is rolling out for Safari today and will be available on more than 400 devices, starting Sept. 1. The new Mail mobile program looks similar to Google’s Gmail interface on the iPhone.

As for Messenger, people can view friends’ updates from Twitter, Facebook and Flickr. Yahoo is also releasing a video call feature for Messenger that people can opt to make full-screen.

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