If you’re like me, you send and receive a LOT of photos in Yahoo! Mail. From baby pictures, to soccer photos, to what-happens-in-Vegas-stays-in-Vegas shenanigans, my Yahoo! Mail contains a treasure trove of memories. The problem is, those memories are buried deep within my mailbox. Ask me to retrieve those great photos Grandma sent when the twins were 3 (or was that 4?) and I’m likely to throw my hands up in dismay.
No longer. Now, Yahoo! Mail makes it super simple to find and share those treasures with our new Photos app. The Photos app aggregates all of the photos in your inbox that you’ve ever sent or received during the entire life of your email account. You can see thumbnails of all the photos and filter by date, sender, folder and size.
Check it out and you’ll quickly see how easy and fun it is to use! Take a walk down memory lane—relive that family reunion from 2010, the trip to Mexico or your nephew’s graduation from just last week! The Photos app defaults to showing the most recent photos first, but to surface your older photos just select “Sort by: Oldest.”
When you’re ready to share, you can either send your photos as an attachment in Yahoo! Mail, or you can post your own photos to Flickr and share from there. Not a Flickr user? No problem, we let you create an account seamlessly from within Yahoo! Mail. If you’re an existing Flickr user, your Flickr account can easily be connected to your Yahoo! Mail inbox. Now you can see your entire Flickr photostream in Yahoo! Mail. Remember that photo you uploaded to Flickr from your iPhone yesterday? There it is, in your Yahoo! Mail.
Key features of the new Photos application includes:
- Skip searching: Easily find all of your photos in one place
- Share in seconds: Email your photos with one click or upload to Flickr
- Find the associated email: Locate the photo (or attachment) and the email it was originally sent with
- Sort easily: Easily sort and filter photos and attachments by sender, date, size or file type
The Photos app can be found in the lower-left side of Yahoo! Mail in the Applications area. To learn more, please visit our help page. Enjoy!
Director of Product Management