Yahoo today launched Yahoo Mail Beta, as the company sought to better integrate trends such as social networking.
Beginning today, people can opt-in to Yahoo Mail Beta to navigate and
organize their inbox, browse photos and videos, more efficiently search
for emails and benefit from improved spam protection. The new interface
is consistent across all desktop, mobile, and tablet devices - including
Yahoo Mail experiences on PCs, iPhones, iPads, Android phones and more.
Yahoo Mail Beta also lets people connect with friends across social
networks like Twitter and Facebook and through improved instant messaging
and texting tools right from the inbox.
To get the new version, search on Yahoo.com for "Yahoo! Mail Beta" or
and click "Try It Now" to:
- Communicate faster and do more - Designed from the ground up to provide
fast performance, this new version will be at least twice as fast for most
people around the world. Yahoo Mail Beta also speeds up tools that allow
people to be more productive with the time they have, by more easily
finding messages from contacts or using third-party applications directly
within the inbox.
- Stay connected to social networks - As a central destination for social
experiences from across the Web, Yahoo Mail Beta lets people view and
share updates from Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo!, and beyond. Additional
features include IM and SMS capabilities for chatting and texting within
Yahoo Mail Beta.
- View photos and videos right from the inbox - Automatic slideshow
features mean people can see photos and videos from sites like Flickr,
Picasa, and YouTube from right within their email messages.
- Search through mail with ease - A new mail search tool leverages Yahoo's
wealth of search science and technology to help people quickly find the
right emails. New search refinement features allow users to easily
navigate, sort, and narrow search results by sender, attachment file,
date, or folder location.
- Stay protected from spam - Yahoo Mail Beta uses Yahoo's global cloud
computing infrastructure to further Yahoo's anti-spam efforts and provide
an even safer mail experience.
During this Beta period, Yahoo will continually update and add new
features to Yahoo Mail Beta. All global users can choose to switch between
Yahoo Mail Beta and the current versions of Yahoo Mail. Yahoo Mail Beta is
available in 25 markets around the world.