SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct 27, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) today launched Yahoo! Mail Beta, a faster, easier, safer, and more social communications experience that helps the 273-million people who use Yahoo! Mail around the world be more engaged, productive and connected than ever.
Beginning today, people can opt-in to Yahoo! Mail Beta to easily navigate and organize their inbox, browse photos and videos, more efficiently search for emails and benefit from improved spam protection. The sleek new interface is consistent across all desktop, mobile, and tablet devices - including Yahoo! Mail experiences on PCs, iPhones, iPads, Android phones and more. Yahoo! Mail Beta also lets people connect with friends across social networks like Twitter and Facebook and through improved instant messaging and texting tools right from the inbox.
"Online communication tools are an important part of people's lives--whether they're connecting with their friends and family, sharing pictures and videos, or keeping up on news across social networks," said Blake Irving, chief product officer, Yahoo!. "We've built a powerful global framework for email that lets us quickly innovate and enhance this trusted service that people rely on every day. Yahoo! Mail Beta completes our trio of mail experiences, seamlessly spanning the PC, Droid, iPhone and iPad. For the millions of people who access email from a PC and a phone or tablet, there's no better cross-device experience."
To get the new version, search on Yahoo.com for "Yahoo! Mail Beta" or visit http://features.mail.yahoo.com and click "Try It Now" to:
During this Beta period, Yahoo! will continually update and add new features to Yahoo! Mail Beta. All global users can choose to switch between Yahoo! Mail Beta and the current versions of Yahoo! Mail. Yahoo! Mail Beta is available in 25 markets around the world.
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