Yahoo Mail Launches Caller ID and Photo Upload Feature

Yahoo has announced two unique updates to Yahoo Mail app. The new features help users to identify the caller from their email contact list and also access their phone camera roll on their desktop. With this users will never have to guess whose calling or email themselves a photo again.

Whose phone number is this? Never ask again.

Our new Caller ID feature will show you who’s calling, even if the number isn’t saved in your phone. How? Simple. Yahoo Mail uses contact information from your emails. If you’re like most of our users, you have at least 200 phone numbers sitting in your email. Now, your contact’s name will surface with the call; and Yahoo Mail will update names in your call history or when you dial. Mystery solved.

To enable this feature on your iPhone (iOS 10 and above), simply go to Settings > Phone > Call Blocking & Identification, toggle the switch for Yahoo Mail, and voilà!

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Access your mobile photos instantly on your desktop.

With the new photo upload feature, we’re bridging the gap between your phone and desktop to make photo sharing seamless. Once the feature is enabled, your recent camera roll photos will be instantly available when accessing your Yahoo Mail account on desktop. You’ll also be able to search your mobile photos easily in the sidebar thanks to Yahoo’s image recognition technology. For example: searching for “beach”, “ocean”, or “snow” will pull up relevant photos from your recent trips.

To enable this feature user’s need to open the Yahoo Mail app on iOS or Android, go to Settings > Photo upload, and tap the “Upload photos” toggle.

These photos are only visible to you and the people you decide to send them to. Additionally, you can remove any photo directly from Yahoo Mail without affecting your camera roll.

Consider for a moment that our inboxes have become a place where all of our life’s details are captured and stored. With smarter contacts and better photo-sharing, Yahoo is helping you take full advantage of your inbox!

The new features are now available so be sure to update your Yahoo Mail app in the App Store (iOS 4.13) and Google Play (Android 5.13) to enjoy these features today.

 

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