The new Yahoo Mail is available starting today, and if you decide it’s not for you, there’s always the option to switch back to the old look in settings.
While Yahoo Mail’s new build and look was needed, it remains to be seen if the updates can woo new users to a company fraught by hacks.
Search has been improved, and the functionality mirrors what is found in other email apps.
(You can now search with a combination of name, keyword, and date.) Access to and viewing of previously sent and received files has also been updated.
also reports that there is a rebuilt front-end tech stack that reduces its Java Script and CSS footprint by 50 percent, resulting in Yahoo Mail launching faster, using less bandwidth, and reduces memory used by the browser.
One other big change is the discontinuation of Ad Free Mail, which is replaced with a new plan called Yahoo Mail Pro.
On the heels of Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo comes a much-needed (and overdue) revamp for Yahoo Mail.