Yahoo has introduced a new version of its Mail app for iOS with a handful of features migrated from its desktop interface, including support for inline URL previews.
The new Link Preview feature works by converting a web address typed into a message into a visual snapshot of the linked content, so recipients can see what's on the other side of the link before choosing to click it. The 'preview card' can be created inline with the message text or users can opt to append it at the bottom of the message.
In addition, the update to Yahoo Mail brings stationery themes to mobile users, enabling one-click email personalization for custom greetings or special occasions like birthdays. The app also gets system share support with a Yahoo Mail Share Sheet button for sending files and media from other apps straight to a new message compose window.
The update comes less than a month since Yahoo added the ability to include files from Google Drive and use Tumblr GIFs in the client app, as the company attempts to catch up with feature-rich mail services such as Gmail.