Yahoo Mail Makes It Easier To Add Images, Files & Links To Messages

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Google isn't the only one that announced some email improvements on Thursday. Yahoo announced a new feature for when Yahoo Mail users are composing a message that makes it easier to find and add photos, files, GIFs, or links to their messages.

"The new compose experience is simple and fun to use -- simply click on the new + icon in the Yahoo Mail compose window, select from four different types of content (photos, files, gifs, or web links) click or drag-and-drop to add to your email, and you’re done! Voilà - a more beautiful and personal email," a Yahoo spokesperson explains in an email.

You can view photos that you've sent or received in Yahoo Mail sorted by date, with the most recent ones at the top or you can search for photos from the web or Yahoo's Flickr.

You can see files that you've sent or received sorted by date or look for a specific one by searching by person or keyword.

For GIFs, Yahoo includes search suggestions, but you can search from GIFs across the web and Tumblr. There's also a preview for photos and GIFs when you hover over the image.

"Reference a website without having to leave Yahoo Mail by searching for the restaurant, hotel, movie, etc. right within the panel," Yahoo says. "The link will appear in your email with an informative link preview."

After you find what you want to add to your message, just click or drag/drop.

The feature is rolling out to Yahoo Mail users across the U.S. over the coming days along with speed and performance improvements.

Image via YouTube

Chris Crum
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