Yahoo!Mail, which is available in 43 markets and 26 languages around the world, introduced a beta upgrade to its email service in October, and has now launched the final version today. Yahoo!Mail boasts 284 million users.
Blake Irving, chief product officer for Yahoo, summarized the Yahoo!Mail upgrade this way: “Yahoo’s vision for online communications brings together all the tools that people use to connect – email, chat, SMS, and social updates – and makes it easier for them to share content and engage in conversations with the people that matter most to them.”
The upgrade to Yahoo!Mail lets users reply to Facebook ‘Friends’ from within Yahoo email instead of exiting to the Facebook website, and also see video and slideshows by clicking on links in their email. Invitation applications eVite, file sending service YouSendIt, and other applications from third parties are now available in the new Yahoo!Mail.
Instant messaging and text messaging can be carried out within the new Yahoo!Mail, and all these messages are automatically archived. Emails from people in your address book will be prioritized, appearing in the top of unread messages.