Yahoo Mail mobile website gets revamped, Android Go app version launched

Donna Miller
June 19, 2018

Rather than rest on its laurels, Yahoo is launching two new initiatives aimed at improving Mail's usability on mobile devices: a redesigned dashboard for smartphone web browsers, and a new app optimized for phones running Android Go, a variant of Google's operating system optimized for low-end devices. And given that Yahoo Mail is already available in 46 languages and 70 markets, it's probably overdue that Yahoo has chose to revamp some features specifically for a large part of those markets.

In other words, one very clear aim of enhancing the mobile web and Android One experience is to try to grow use of Yahoo Mail among new categories of users, specifically among people who are using lower-end devices, either in emerging markets or as more casual mobile users in more mature markets. Oh, and there are themes, too - after all, why should the email web app you occasionally use look the same as mine? This allows Android Go owners to use numerous same apps they relied on when they had a phone running the full powered version of the operating system. "This is all especially true in developing markets".

Yahoo says this revamp of the Mail mobile website is to help users all over the world get the best experience on their phones, no matter where they're located, what hardware specs the device might have, or network speeds.

On top of this, as growth has levelled off in mature markets, emerging economies are the drivers of all new adoption: usage outside of the U.S. and other mature markets will grow by over 50 percent by 2025, according to the GSMA.

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Yahoo Mail might not be as popular as it once was, but with more than 227 monthly active users worldwide and 26 billion emails passing through its servers daily, it's still one of the most widely-used email platforms on the planet. Today, Yahoo Mail is launching a new version of its mobile website, which offers numerous same features that are available for its mobile app users.

First up, the new Yahoo Mail Go is a lightweight version of Yahoo Mail that requires less than 10MB of install space and uses less than 50MB of RAM. Despite the smaller footprint, though, it offers the same array of features as the full-blown app.

Yahoo Mail Go is free and already live on the Play Store, but it's not showing up as compatible with any of my devices, including the Nokia 1 (which runs Android Go).

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