Yahoo Mail Windows 8 app launches as part of revamp

Yahoo Mail still has a ton of people using its services – a recent estimate from ComScore claimed the service still has about 298 million subscribers. Today, Yahoo rewarded those stalwarts by announcing a major revamp of Yahoo Mail which includes the launch of a new app for the service made especially for the Windows 8 Modern UI.

The Windows 8 app itself has been well integrated into the overall Modern interface, featuring a design similar to the default Mail app. Yahoo Mail has the usual email features, and it also lets users see new email notifications from the Windows 8 Start screen. It also auto completes email addresses that are in your Yahoo Mail contact list and it contains a continuous scroll feature for scanning email messages quickly.

Yahoo has also released a new app for iPhone and iPod Touch devices as well as a revamped app for Android products. In a blog post, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer states:

We’ve redesigned the new version of Yahoo! Mail with speed in mind – getting through your emails is faster than ever before. We’ve also made your inbox more intuitive and easier to navigate, allowing you to focus on what matters most: your messages. And, because mobile is everything these days, Yahoo! Mail now has a consistent look and feel across devices.

For people who check their Yahoo Mail accounts via a standard web browser, the new redesign should go live in "the next few days." This is just the latest revamp for a popular online email service; Microsoft launched its new Outlook.com service in July and AOL Mail also launched its own revamp later that month.

Source: Windows Store | Image via Yahoo

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