Yahoo is celebrating the 16th birthday of their mail client today, and the company has decided to commemorate the special event by introducing some great new upgrades to their Android app (as well as the apps for desktop computers and iOS devices).
For starters, Yahoo is finally introducing a conversation view, the same sort of threaded messaging system presently found in Gmail. This view has become quite popular over the years, and has proven to be a great, natural way to keep track of all your different email exchanges. It’s an optional change, so if you aren’t down with that you can revert back to the old system at any time.
Yahoo is also making a few premium features free for everyone, including disposable email addresses, enhanced filters and automatic message forwarding, and is also giving everyone 1TB of free mail storage. Quite the generous gesture, I’d say.
Finally, Yahoo is also introducing the ability to change your background across all your different platforms. You can have a beautiful picture curated from the huge Flickr database as a backdrop for your inbox, and applying it on one device will apply it on all of them.
We should note that Yahoo mentioned search, starring, and deleting are now one-click experiences by hovering over the conversation header, though we imagine this applies mainly to the desktop experience. If you have stuck with Yahoo Mail throughout Gmail’s prominence you can find the upgraded application in the Google Play Store here. Let us know how you’re liking all the new changes in the comments section below.