Have you ever used a few different inboxes within the same email app and wished that there was an easy way to differentiate between each one? If, like most people who utilize the option to have multiple inboxes, you have, you’ll be glad to hear that Yahoo have come up with a simple yet effective solution.
Rather than Gmail (who you’d probably expect to be the first to fix the problem) coming up with something to make life easier for multiple inbox users, the solution is presented to us courtesy of Yahoo’s email application.
Let’s face it, one main reason why so many users love Android as an OS is because of the huge range of options for customization. From the smallest of aesthetic changes right up to core modifications, Google’s popular OS makes it possible for anyone to tailor their device to completely suit their needs. Among the things that are commonly changed are the default apps for services such as messaging and emails, social media and a range of third party clients for a vast number of other apps.
In the most recent update to the Yahoo Mail app, users will see a change in the applications settings that includes a new theme feature. This allows Yahoo users to choose from a range of eleven different colors and apply them to each of their email inboxes. This means that you could have your Yahoo inbox as purple, your Gmail inbox as red, white for your iCloud inbox and blue to identify your Outlook emails. Of course, you don’t have to stick to the brand colors for each email – if you’d rather set your Gmail to green and Outlook to pink, go for it!
In the new Yahoo app, the feature is found under Settings > Themes where you can use it to choose which color you’d like to set for each of your inboxes. You can assign a different color from the eleven options to each inbox which you have added to the app. Another fun feature sees the colors available with either a light or dark background, providing you with plenty of customization options.
Along with the new option for different color themes for inboxes, Yahoo have added some further exciting changes to their new Yahoo Mail 5.3 update. Amongst these include account renaming, which provides even further personalization – thanks to the update, you can now rename accounts to things such as ‘Work’ or ‘Personal’ to make checking your emails and sending new emails even more easy and efficient. The new update also sees new photo options that allow users to quickly move photos between the body of text and a separate attachment. Users of the updated Yahoo Mail 5.3 can also create subfolders, allowing for much more organization and efficiency when it comes to sorting through their emails.
The ‘stars’ feature has also received an update. When you update your Yahoo Mail app to the 5.3 version, you can now view stars easily in your inbox and other message lists by enabling tappable stars. Don’t forget, Yahoo Mail also allows you to quickly swipe a message to immediately star it, along with a range of further customization swipe actions to make managing your emails as easy as possible.
Yahoo Mail for Android v5.3 has recently been rolled out, so if you’re using an outdated version you can easily update it to get all the awesome new features by visiting the Google Play Store and finding it by clicking the ‘Updates’ tab. Or, if you currently use another email app but like the sound of the features offered by Yahoo Mail 5.3, grab it now by downloading it from the Google Play Store – it’s free!