Nowadays, we have the advantage of using mobile devices and apps that virtually do anything; from calendars and schedules to games and software to stream movies and music, we have a smartphone or tablet that is connected to work, studies, recreation on other several aspects of our lives, allowing us to be connected permanently and to have literally the world in our hands.
In direct relation to what we are talking about, emails are of the most important things we check in our smartphones, in order to receive information regarding office or work matters, communication with loves one, newsletter checking and so much more.
Because of that, Yahoo! is a company that is recovering its influence and importance on the online service sector, it is offering a modern, intuitive and easy to use app to enter Yahoo Mail platform and check, sent and compose emails right in the palm of our hand, being an application for Android devices. We are going to show how to use it step by step to take the most advantage of it.
Downloading the Yahoo! Mail app into your Android phone
To start using the Yahoo! Mail app on your Android device, first you to download it from the Google Play store in order to use. So, first you are going to click on the Google Play icon on the app menu. If you have a phone that uses no app menu, then you will find Google Play icon by switching between screens on your phone.
When you click on the Google Play icon the app will open, showing you its home page with recommended apps and more. Here, you are going to click on the white bar on top and write “Yahoo Mail”, then click on the search or enter button on the keyboard and the searching will start.
Like this, the first result must correspond to the Yahoo! Mail app as you can see, and without the need to do anything else, you just have to click on the “Install” button to obtain the app; it will start downloading and a few minutes later you can start using it.
Using the Yahoo! Mail app in your phone
Now that you have the Mail Yahoo app installed on your Android device, you will open it and the first thing is going to show is the option to add different email accounts from other service providers. Yes, as you can read you can enter as many account as you like and even if they are not from Yahoo, giving you the possibility to have all your email using just one app.
In details, the YMail app allows you to enter accounts from Gmail, Outlook, AOL and Yahoo! accounts of course. Also, in this page the application asks you if you have a Yahoo account already, we will click on it.
So, a signing in page will be loaded asking you to type in your Yahoo! account first, here there is an option asking you if you have any trouble signing in, so if that is the case you can click on it to solve the issue.
Then clicking on “Next” the system will ask you to type in your password, in order to confirm the log in process by clicking on “Sign in”. Also, on this screen there is the “I forgot my password” option, in the cause you do not remember you password click on it so a new one can be established.
You are now logged in into the app and after a moment you will be able to see you inbox, along with the app´s layout by showing you your messages, a top searching bar, the menu button on the right and the compose button, being at the right bottom of the screen with a pencil icon.
From now on, using the Yahoo! Mail app is intuitive and easy; on the inbox just tab on the message you want to open and that is it, you can see it in full content and with quick options to use, like deleting, moving, archiving and starring identified with proper and recognizable icons. All of these options are at the top of the screen.
On the other hand, options like “Forward”, “Respond” and others are available at the bottom of the screen, identified with icons as well.
Writing an email is just as easy as the previous steps explained before. To do so, just tap on the pencil icon and you will be on the email writing screen in no time, then just add a receipt on the “To” space, add a subject on its corresponding place, write the message, tap on send and you are good to go.
Using the main menu to do plenty of actions on the Yahoo! Mail app
When you use the Yahoo! Mail app you will able to perform any action like it was on the desktop or web version, not being limited in any way and having the advantage to do them on the go. For example, you can open the app´s main menu by tapping on the icon with the three lines, next to searching bar.
In this way, the menu will be expanded and you can consult any information regarding the app´s configuration, personal information, folder creation and browsing, account managing, and more.
For example, if you tap on “Settings” you will be able to establish different security options to access the app, such as PIN, pattern and fingerprint. Also, you can connect and set other services like social networks as Facebook, cloud services like Dropbox and more.
Also, you can change the app´s layout, color and design by scrolling down a bit, finding the general settings to set themes, as well as notifications, contact synchronization, photo uploading and more.
Returning to the main menu, you can scroll down and you will be able to see the different predetermined email folders, along with the Smart Views folders that show you messages related to different categories like People, Travel, Shopping and others.
And at the very bottom of the main menu you can see the “Create a new folder” option, in the case you want to have your own customizable email containers. To create one, tap on such option, a little window to write the folders name will appear; in this case will be “Office”, click on OK and the folder is now created.
As you can see, the Office folder is created and available on the Folders tab, for you to move any email you want to such container and have a neater and cleaner inbox.
And there you have it, a trustable and functional app to manage and consult all of your emails regardless of your service company online, which is created by Yahoo! for you to have all of your messages in just one place, saving you valuable available time.