Yahoo! recently announced the introduction of two new features to its email service Yahoo Mail - Photo Upload and Caller ID.
VP of Product Management, Michael Albers, made the announcement in a blog post, saying, “We’ve all been there – letting a call from an unknown number go to voicemail, only to realize it was the person you were just emailing. Or sitting down at your laptop to send photos to friends and remembering they’re stuck on your phone. Now, thanks to the Yahoo Mail app, you’ll never have to guess who’s calling or email yourself a photo again.”
Yahoo! and its email service, Yahoo! Mail have faced several data breaches and security problems in recent times, and such fresh updates will be a welcome innovation for its 225 million active users. Henceforth, the Yahoo! Mail App will also function as a file sharing service between desktops and mobile devices, while also identify incoming calls.
The new photo upload feature is Yahoo!’s attempt at bridging the gap between the desktop and the phone and provide a seamless photo sharing experience. Once the feature is enabled, the latest camera roll photographs will be made available on Yahoo Mail’s desktop version. By changing the settings and tapping the Upload Photos option, iOS users can easily enable the new feature, allowing them to search photos on the sidebar with the help of keywords using Yahoo!’s image recognition algorithm.
The new Caller ID feature can be activated by accessing the settings of your phone. Yahoo! will receive the relevant information from your email contact list, and if you have more than 200 contacts, Yahoo! will merge the names of your contacts with the call and upgrade the names in your Caller History.
Yahoo! hopes that these pertinent upgrades to their web based services will enable users to make the most of their email in a simple and smarter way