Yahoo Brings Facebook to the Inbox

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Yahoo has begun rolling out what the company calls its "next milestone" in Facebook integration. Yahoo Mail users can now update their Facebook status right from their inbox, and they can see their friends' Facebook profile photos in emails received in Yahoo Mail.

"These features come on the heels of other recent Yahoo! social updates, including the Yahoo! Contacts – Facebook friends import feature that launched in early March and Yahoo!’s recent support of @anywhere, and there will be more to come in the weeks and months ahead," a representative for Yahoo tells WebProNews.

Facebook Comes to Yahoo Mail Inbox

"Now, whether you want to send an email, SMS, IM, or update your Yahoo! or Facebook status, you can do it all from your Yahoo! Mail inbox," the rep says.

To activate the new features, users can simply link their Yahoo and Facebook accounts by clicking on the "add to Facebook" link in the status section of the What's New page in Yahoo Mail.

Yahoo says the Facebook integration is "just the start" of how the company plans to make it easier to do more from within Yahoo mail.

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