By now you have definitely heard Monday’s announcement about the release of the all-new Yahoo! Mail. As you might imagine, the day something like that happens is not only a big deal for all the folks (lots!) who have spent time working on it (anywhere from weeks to YEARS), but it is also a really big deal for everyone here. To commemorate such a momentous occasion we were treated to the biggest Liam ever. No, not the obese Liam we “rolled” out when storage limits were eliminated, but a giant inflatable Liam! Combine that with inflatable couches and it was a purple extravaganza.
Thanks to the photo trickery of Court Mast our founders, Jerry Yang and David Filo, appear almost as large as the giant balloon.
Despite how it may have looked to some, giant Liam did not actually pull a ‘Stay-Puft‘, and stomp anyone. Meanwhile others enjoyed the pseudo comfort of inflated couches and chairs.
I’ll try to be back soon with another post offering some tips and info based on some of the questions that we have been getting. In the meantime I’ll address the two that seem to be among the most common.
Q) How can you tell if you are out of Beta?
A) If you are still unsure about whether or not you are actually out of beta, just take a look at the Yahoo! Mail logo in the upper left corner of the browser window. If the “BETA” is gone, you have already been migrated over.
Q) If I’m still in Beta, when will I be switched?
A) We are in the process of rolling it out to everyone, but because of number of users it could be anywhere from this week, to as long as six weeks. We’re trying to get it done as quickly as possible, but there are a lot of servers so please be patient.