- Posted August 1st, 2012 at 10:00 am by HuongT
- Categories: Address Book & Calendar, Featured, General, New Stuff, Tips & Tutorials, Yahoo! Mail
Today we are launching two new features on Yahoo! Calendar that make using the Calendar an easier and more seamless part of your Yahoo! Mail experience.
1. Yahoo! Calendar as a tab in Yahoo! Mail:
- Currently, users access the Calendar by clicking on the Calendar link under the “Applications” section in the left panel. The Calendar would then open in a new browser window/tab.
- To simplify the process (who wants more tabs open on their browser!?), we’re now making Calendar a permanent tab within Yahoo! Mail. So, as soon as you login to your Yahoo! Mail account, you will see a ‘Calendar’ tab right next to the ‘Contacts’ tab. This tab will remain there even as you navigate around to other tabs within Yahoo! Mail.
- When you’re inside the ‘Calendar’ tab, you’ll be able to search for events/tasks on your calendar.
- Additionally, you will be able to access ‘Calendar Options’ under the ‘Options’ menu in the header. Options include the ability to share a calendar (like with your spouse to make it easier to align busy family schedules!) or import holiday calendars from around the world.
2. Sending RSVP response for Calendar invites from within Yahoo! Mail:
- Now, when you receive a calendar invite from your friends, you can easily respond to the event organizer with ‘Attending’/’Not Attending’/’Maybe’, add comments and have the event added to your own Yahoo! Calendar.
- You can also quickly check your availability by navigating to the day’s calendar through the ‘Check Availability’ button. When you respond, you can also set a reminder for yourself so that you don’t miss out on fun events like ‘Make your own pizza party’.
- When you open an invitation that has already been updated or cancelled, you’ll see an indicator telling you that ‘This event is out of date’ or ‘This event has been cancelled’.
- Best part is the invitation feature works for calendar invites sent by organizers using any calendar client like Google Calendar, Outlook, iCal, Windows Live Calendar, Thunderbird and of course Yahoo! Calendar.
These features have begun to roll out to all of our global users. Try out these new additions to Yahoo! Calendar and check back often! We’ve got more features coming later this year.
Sr. Product Manager
Yahoo! Mail & Calendar