Yahoo announced the launch of a new Yahoo Mail app for Windows 10, which is now available in the Windows Store.
The app includes real-time notifications, and lets you see snippets of your latest messages with Live Tile.
"There are three new ways to check to see if you have new messages. On the lock screen, a count of new messages will appear so you can see if you need to even sign in to your computer," explains Yahoo Mail director of product management Josh Jacobson. "In the Start Menu, a Live Tile is available that shows you snippets of the latest new email (Just 'pin' the Yahoo Mail app to the Start Menu to enable the Live Tile). And as you use your computer throughout the day, desktop notifications will appear to alert you of any new messages. All of these can be controlled in the Windows Settings."
"Of course, being a Windows app, it’s now super easy to also access your Yahoo Mail from the taskbar or via the popular 'alt-tab' shortcut," Jacobson adds. "And you always have the option to set Yahoo Mail as your default app for sending new mails any time you click an email address from the web or other apps. All of these features are available for any Windows 10 tablet or desktop computer, including the Microsoft Surface."
Yahoo recently added package and event notifications at the top of the inbox, so for example, if Amazon sends you an order email, you'll see a package notification with shortcuts to shipment tracking and the original email for your order. More on that here.
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