Add Photos, Files, GIFs and Links to Your Emails with One Click


By Devin
Abbott, Associate Product Manager

At Yahoo, we believe that email is
personal and the messages you create should be compelling, creative and
beautiful, and of course, easy to compose. In the past, it’s been hard to find
and add photos, files or other content when sending emails, but today that’s
about to change.

We’re excited to share a new feature when
you’re composing a message that’s quick and fun to use. Now, you can easily
find and add photos, files, GIFs or links to your messages.

Try it out when you compose your next
email by clicking on the new + icon
in the bottom right corner of the compose window. A panel will open on the
right side that shows you four different types of content that you can select:
photos, files, GIFs and web links (icons from left to right). Here is what each
category contains:

  • Photos: View photos
    that you’ve sent or received in Yahoo Mail sorted by date, with the most recent
    photos up top. You can also search for photos from the Web or Flickr using the
    search box.
  • Files: See files
    including documents, presentations, PDFs, etc. that you’ve sent or received
    sorted by date. If you’re looking for a specific file, you can search by person
    or keyword in the search box.
  • GIFs: Have some
    fun by sending a GIF (animated image). We include search suggestions, but you
    can also search from GIFs across the Web and Tumblr. We’ve also added a handy
    preview for photos and GIFs when you hover over the image to make sure you pick
    the perfect expression.
  • Web Links: Reference a
    website without having to leave Yahoo Mail by searching for the restaurant,
    hotel, movie, etc. right within the panel. The link will appear in your email
    with an informative link preview.

Once you find what you’d like to add,
just click or drag-and-drop to add it to your email and you’re done!

This new compose feature is rolling out
to Yahoo Mail users in the U.S. over the next few days. We’ve also made
improvements to the overall compose experience that make it faster and
smoother. Enjoy, and don’t forget to share your feedback.

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