Yahoo Mail Adds Gmail Support

Chris Crum

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It's been a big week for Yahoo news on the corporate side of things with the company announcing a reverse spinoff, which will see it holding onto its stake in Alibaba, which it was set to spinoff in January, and instead spinning off its core web business.

None of this has slowed Yahoo down from new product releases and feature launches. Yesterday, the company announced the launch of a new app to help people find streaming video to watch.

They've also now announced a long awaited Yahoo Mail feature with the ability to manage your Gmail account from the product.

"When we launched the redesigned Yahoo Mail app in October, users called it 'slick,' 'speedy' and 'elegant,'" said senior product manager Shiv Shankr on the Yahoo blog ."The app now has a four-star rating in both the Apple App Store and Google Play. We introduced multiple mailbox management for, Hotmail and AOL Mail. Yet, something was missing from the list - the ability to connect your Gmail and Google Apps account to Yahoo Mail. You asked for it and now it’s here!"

"All the features you need and love in Yahoo Mail – powerful search, smart contacts, rich compose features and Yahoo Account Key for password-free sign-in – are now available with Gmail," Shankar says. "Here’s your path to a more convenient, powerful and personal email experience. You can now search across your entire history of emails, from day one, for all connected mailboxes! (Not just your most recent emails, which is how it’s done in many apps today)."

The feature is available globally in the Yahoo Mail app and on the desktop. Just go to account settings and connect your Gmail account.

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Chris Crum
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