New Reply Bar: Instantly Respond to Facebook Notifications and Email Messages
Yahoo! Mail now provides a new way to quickly reply to messages from your friends and social network. The reply bar appears at the bottom of your email messages and lets you easily reply to the sender or a group.
I’ve been using the reply bar for a few months now, prior to us turning it on for you. One thing I’ve noticed with my own usage is that it has really increased my engagement with my social network and speeded up my response time to personal messages.
I get a lot of Facebook and Yahoo Groups email notifications about activity happening in my social network. I had been in the habit of reading my Facebook notifications and then making a mental note to respond later. I did that because I didn’t want to take the time switch outside of my email, go to Facebook, wait for a page to launch, and then, after context switching over to Facebook to reply, having to then switch back to Yahoo mail. It was too distracting for me so my interactions suffered.
Now, I simply click into the reply bar at the bottom of my message, type my message, click send and I’m done. Now on to my next message. It’s simple and fast.