Yahoo has added two new features to its Mail service, caller ID and photo upload capabilities, Michael Albers, Vice President, Product Management, confirmed in a blog post.
With Caller ID, Yahoo Mail users will see who's calling, even if the number isn't saved in their phones through the use of contact information from your e-mails. Most users, says Albers, have at least 200 phone numbers sitting in e-mails that aren't in their contact lists. As you dial, Yahoo Mail will also update names in the call history.
To enable this feature on an iPhone (iOS 10 and above), go to Settings > Phone > Call Blocking & Identification, and toggle the switch for Yahoo Mail.
Additionally, users can now also access mobile photos instantly on a desktop thanks to the new photo upload feature. Once the feature is enabled, the recent camera roll photos will be instantly available when accessing a Yahoo Mail account on desktop. Users can search mobile photos in the sidebar as well, using keywords like "beach" or "snow," and Yahoo's image recognition technology will pull up relevant ones.
Enable photo uploading by opening up the Yahoo Mail app on iOS or Android, going to Settings > Photo upload, and tape the "Upload photos" toggle. Photos are only visible to you and those to whom you send them. You can remove photos directly from Yahoo Mail, and it won't affect your camera roll.
The update to the Yahoo Mail app is compatible with iOS 4.13 and later and Android 5.13 and later devices.