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Yahoo Mail Revamps its Mobile Web Experience, Releases Android Go App

The Go app uses the exact same architecture as the standard Yahoo Mail app

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Yahoo Mail Revamps its Mobile Web Experience, Releases Android Go App
Yahoo Mail Revamps its Mobile Web Experience, Releases Android Go App. (IANS)

Oath Inc on Wednesday announced that Yahoo Mail is bringing a new application optimised for entry-level Android “Go” smartphones and a new version of its mobile website.

Oath Inc is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications that is the umbrella company of digital content subdivisions including AOL and Yahoo.

The Yahoo Mail Go app delivers the same features of the current Android application while keeping the RAM usage on devices below 50MB and the install size below 10MB.

“The original Yahoo Mail app is already extremely lightweight so we didn’t have to remove major features to reduce the standard Yahoo Mail app size for Go,” the company said in a statement.

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“The Go app uses the exact same architecture as the standard Yahoo Mail app,” it added.

The company also announced a design overhaul that brings many of the same features that are available for its mobile app users.

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“In addition to the dramatic feature and design updates, what’s changed for Yahoo Mail on mobile browser behind the scenes is equally as notable. The architecture supporting the new browser experience is the same as our modern desktop tech stack which is developed on ‘React’ and ‘Redux’,” the company said.

Notably, the new version has no reloads which makes all actions such as deleting emails, marking them as read or as spam, emptying trash, instant. (IANS)

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As Yahoo Groups Shuts Down, Users Get 5 Weeks to Save Data

In the 18 years, since Yahoo Groups' launch in 2001, millions have used the facility to connect with others around their common bonds and interests

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Photos and files can be saved right from the Yahoo Groups site, or you can download your data from the Privacy Dashboard. Pixabay

After nearly two decades of operations, Yahoo Groups is shutting down and users who still have data on the once popular groups have time till December 14 to save them.

The Verizon-owned tech company has disabled uploading of content on the Yahoo Groups site.

Beginning December 14, all Groups will be made private and content uploaded previously via the website will be removed.

“Privacy is critical and we have taken this decision to better align with our overall principles. If you would like to keep any of the content you’ve posted or stored in your Yahoo Group, please download it by December 14,” the Yahoo Groups team said in an email to users.

“Photos and files can be saved right from the Yahoo Groups site, or you can download your data from the Privacy Dashboard,” the company said.

In the 18 years, since Yahoo Groups’ launch in 2001, millions have used the facility to connect with others around their common bonds and interests.

But a lot has changed about the Internet since 2001 and taking into consideration the changing habit of Internet users, Yahoo began the process of helping active Yahoo Groups migrate to its email platform.

In September, Yahoo unveiled a new version of its Mail app that aims to redefine the way people use their inboxes.

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After nearly two decades of operations, Yahoo Groups is shutting down and users who still have data on the once popular groups have time till December 14 to save them. Pixabay

The new version brings a revamped interface, developed keeping in mind today’s taller mobile screens, which allows intuitive one-hand usage with the new navigation bar at the bottom of the screen.

Yahoo, however, emphasised that new groups could still be formed. The difference is that all the content that you shared previously on the website, can now be shared via email.

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The curtains on Yahoo Groups also reflects how the smartphone is changing the world around us. (IANS)