Yahoo Mail app update now offers caller ID and photo syncing features
The app now also syncs a user’s smartphone photos to the desktop and a new Caller ID feature to help identify phone numbers.
The caller ID feature identifies incoming phone calls by cross-referencing the phone numbers with those found in your inbox. This is quite smart as it reads numbers in the email along with signature lines and other references, but they are not saved in your phone’s contacts.
If you are an Apple user, the updated Yahoo Mail app utilises a particular caller ID and block setting where users can just toggle the switch for the Yahoo Mail app in order to enable the Caller ID function. According to the company, this also updates names in your call history or when you dial the phone.
The second major feature that the app gets is photo syncing. A new photo and video sharing platform called “Tripod” has also been announced that lets you search photos by keyword and more. Yahoo basically wants to make it easier to email photos from your phone when you’re on your desktop PC.
The feature integrates a new Yahoo photo and video sharing platform called “Tripod,” born out of Flickr, that also lets you do things like search photos by keyword.
Thanks to the new update, users will be able to access smartphone camera photos via their Yahoo Mail account on the desktop. This way, the upload happens in the background between the phone and the Yahoo Mail service without making the photos public, like Flickr. Of course a user can choose not to upload the photos as well.
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