Yahoo! has introduced enhancements to Yahoo! Mail, with a "smarter inbox" experience that will begin rolling out to users on a limited basis over the coming months.
The Yahoo! Mail smarter inbox experience hopes to address the changing communications needs of consumers by streamlining access to the most relevant and useful information.
It features a new Yahoo! Mail Welcome Page which surfaces messages, information and activity updates from the users’ closest kin as well as an updated inbox and folder view that filters messages from those personal connections.
The smarter Yahoo! Mail inbox also gives users immediate access to relevant third-party applications that can leverage the user’s email content, calendar and contacts with the user’s permission.
Yahoo! Mail’s smarter inbox will provide a filtered view of the users’ messages and bring applications from across the Web right into Yahoo! Mail.
New features include:
– Connections: Users can "connect" with others using Yahoo!’s universal profile service and designate the people whose messages and activity updates are most important to them.
– Filtered View of the Inbox and Folders: Yahoo! Mail users can now view a prioritized view of the inbox and folders based on their connections.
– New Welcome Page with Messages from Connections and Updates: Users receive a preview of messages from their connections, see connection suggestions made by Yahoo!, and have the ability to send and receive connection invitations. Users can also see activity Update feeds from their connections, including activity across Yahoo! and, in the future, across the Web.