Yahoo Mail revamp aims for speed, simplicity

CEO Marissa Mayer introduces the new version of Yahoo's longstanding e-mail service, which now has a consistent look throughout the different platforms.

Yahoo revamps its long-standing e-mail service. Yahoo

Yahoo Mail just got a facelift.

The longstanding e-mail service underwent a revamp to focus on faster access to e-mail, fewer distractions, and an easier-to-use interface. Yahoo also worked to keep the look consistent throughout a variety of platforms, whether it's on the Internet, Windows 8, iPhone, or Android. The changes were announced today by CEO Marissa Mayer on Yahoo's blog.

Regardless of Yahoo's broader struggles, its e-mail service remains a popular one and a default address for many individuals. As a result, it continues to be a crucial element to sustaining traffic.

"Since it's such an important part of our daily lives, we're making a few improvements to Yahoo! Mail," Mayer said in the blog post.

Mayer said Yahoo Mail was designed with speed in mind, allowing users to peruse through e-mails faster. The inbox is easier to navigate and more intuitive to use, she boasted.

The apps are available now. The Web version will be rolled out in the next few days.

Yahoo Mail on iPhone and Android
The Yahoo Mail revamp a la iPhone and Android. Yahoo

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