Yahoo Mail Just Got a Whole Lot Better on the iPhone

Version 3.0 is a feature update targeting iOS 7 customers in particular

By on April 30th, 2014 12:22 GMT

Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo is out with a brand new version of its Mail app for iPhone and iPad targeting iOS 7 customers with news, search, sports scores, stocks, and snapshots of the weather.

Marketed as the only app you’ll ever need to get your fix for just about any type of digital content, the all-new Yahoo Mail 3.0 puts all the info you need in a single app. Andrew Molyneux, senior product manager of Yahoo Mail, makes the news official:

“We rely on our mobile devices for many things throughout the day — to check email, search, read news, catch up on sports, follow stocks, look up the forecast, and watch videos among others. Today we’re introducing a new Yahoo Mail app for iPhone and iPod touch so all the information that’s most important to you is right at your fingertips.”

Yahoo designed the app to make it more simple and minimalistic, complementing iOS 7. Molyneux says, “it’s the familiar Yahoo Mail experience, plus one-tap access to personalized, real-time information.”

After updating to version 3.0, the first thing you’ll notice when you launch Yahoo Mail on your iDevice is the inbox, along with a new panel of icons below for Mail, News, and Today.

“This is where all your news, information, and communications come together in one integrated experience,” says Molyneux.

Navigating through the services is much easier now, thanks to the new layout and the consistent UI design.

“When you’re finished reading and replying to your email, see what’s happening in the world by tapping on the News icon. From celebrity gossip to the latest political news, you’ll find it in your personalized, visually rich news stream.”

The Today button holds a snapshot of the things that matter to you, including things you search for the most, such as local weather, scores, stocks, or a news digest.

“We’re excited to bring you the latest version of Yahoo Mail for iPhone and iPod touch, and we hope you find it to be a simple way to access your Mail, news, and other information all within a single app,” adds Molyneux.

The web giant says all these features will be gradually rolled out to U.S. customers over time, so don’t be alarmed if one of the advertised perks isn’t available just yet.

“We’ll be rolling this out in the App Store to U.S. users over the next the couple of weeks. We would love to hear what you think, so please send us your feedback,” the senior product manager concludes

People who download Yahoo Mail 3.0 will also notice some performance improvements and various bug fixes.

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