Yahoo announced the launch of a new Yahoo Mail feature that gives users a different way to look at attachments. The company says it solves the hassle of having to switch back and forth between writing emails and referencing attachments.
When the user clicks on an attachment, it will display a side-by-side preview allowing them to read their message or compose a reply while simultaneously viewing the attachment.
“New technology under-the-hood also means that previews of attachments, including PDFs and Microsoft Office files, are lightning fast,” a spokesperson for Yahoo tells WebProNews. “Some of the core technology is powered by Bookpad, a Yahoo acquisition from last year.”
Senior product manager Mayukh Bhaowal says in a blog post, “Previews of attachments in Yahoo Mail has been growing at a fast pace and engagement is off the charts. We love it when our users find value in our features. In the meantime, the industry around document sharing and collaboration has also been growing rapidly. In the fall of last year, we acquired Bookpad (a company working on document previewing and collaboration technology) to build some of the new technology behind Yahoo Mail attachment preview and collaboration. We think there will be a time in the near future where you’ll have all the tools you need in mail, without having to ever download an attachment.”
Last week, Yahoo announced the launch of a new Yahoo Mail app for Windows 10.