Yahoo is now launching two new versions of the Yahoo Mail, one for use on smartphone web browsers and a new app optimized to run on Android Go, Google’s light version of Android tailored for low-end smartphones.
As part of the update, the newly improved Yahoo Mail experience doesn’t reload on actions like emptying trash and deleting emails and behaves like its mobile app in most aspects. There’s a switch that enables users to use either the dark or light backgrounds in addition to infinite scrolling and revamped sidebar menu which offers quick access to various folders.While Yahoo bids adieu to its Messenger service, its Mail app is still amounting to a steady growth which now has a total of 227.8 million active users monthly with 26 million email exchanges happening within its platform.
In a blog post, Yahoo said “By 2025, the number of global mobile internet users is predicted to expand by over 50%. We believe it is important to understand and meet the specific needs of this massive wave of new mobile users and deliver the same first-class Yahoo Mail experience regardless of device, location, storage capacity, or network speeds”.
Yahoo acknowledged that now everyone wants to make that “big leap” toward downloading an application that takes up a significant portion of the storage space of their phone. The company has thus announced the Yahoo Mail Go – optimized for devices running Android Go. The Go version of Yahoo Mail is claimed to run on the same architecture as the original Yahoo Mail app.
RAM usage is minimum while the app in total takes up just about 10MB of your internal memory, regardless of which the app offers the same features as its standard app. The reason behind Yahoo’s latest move is due to the widespread growth of emerging market consumers who use their handsets for basic functionalities with limited data and services.