Customize the layout and design of your inbox

Email services have become a standard when it comes to the platforms that allow to share important information, documents as attachments and other formal and informal communication, through the web and now having the possibility for these platforms to be managed and utilized with mobile devices and proper apps, such as it happens with the new Yahoo! Mail platform.

However, at present time users look for more than the simple function of sending messages and attachments respecting the email platforms they use, requiring a whole set of complex possibilities email services must have these days if they want to stand out. So, such possibilities addresses many aspects of the general user experience that help email platforms to be preferred by users in a massive way.

For example, folder creation, text editing and several security options to manage are some of the few functions users demand right now respecting great email services. Nevertheless, one of the most valuable functions considered by plenty of people is the possibility to customize and change the different layout and general design of the email platforms of use.

With the new version of Yahoo! Mail users will be able to adapt and change the design and layout of the platform, respecting the inbox and the aspect of the different folders and areas, giving a more personal feel to the service as something that is considered valuable on behalf of users. Let us tell you how to customize and change the design, layout and color in YMail.

Changing colored themes and viewing options in Yahoo! Mail

After you have been logged in on Yahoo! Mail, you can access the different customization options available. To do so, you may click on the “Settings” button that is located on the upper right part of the screen, right under the “Home” icon. In this way, you will be accessing to the different customization options to change the platform at your own taste and feel.

By doing so, a menu will be deployed showing different options to change the design and layout of the platform, from themes to the way the messages are shown and open in the inbox.

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First, we have the first customization option related to themes in which selecting one of them we will be able to change the color and general theme of the platform.

For example, while there are different solid colors it is also possible to select landscape and also lighthouse designs, and such themes are shown on circled icons you can choose by only clicking on them, and the effect will be applied automatically.

In this case we are going to select the color green or green theme to change it over the previous dark blue applied before.


After we have applied a new theme, we can continue customizing the platform very easily. Right below the theme list, there are viewing options that are designed to make more comfortable the use of the platform depending on the light conditions.

To begin with, the default viewing option is “Light” where the platform´s background is completely white. This option is recommended for condition with strong light and use by day.


Secondly, the user can choose to other selection respecting the viewing options that correspond to “Medium” and “Dark”, being those the perfect choice for low light conditions or use of the platform by night. By choosing these two options the background will get the color of the selected theme, with no white background except for the “Medium” selection.


Customizing message layout and inbox spacing

Continuing, in Yahoo! Mail is possible for you to change the message layout and choose between different choice, which are considered quite valuable by a lot of users since like this they can check emails and their content at the same time without clicking individually on them, as well as enjoying of the traditional list layout.

Right below the available themes and viewing options you can choose between three different message layouts: “List” as the traditional view of the emails as a list, which in this case the details and content of every message is not shown, but date and subject.


The second message layout to choose is the “Right” option, in which the different messages on the inbox are shown on a small list to the left, and when the user clicks on one message the details and content of such email appear on a panel located to the right. This options is perfecto for those who need to check their inbox faster and not by clicking on every message individually.


Thirdly, the last option respecting message layout corresponds to “Bottom” as a particular selection users can choose if they want to. In this case, the different messages and emails will be shown at the upper part of the inbox, and the details and content of the selected message in such inbox will appear right below and similarly to the previous available selection.


On another part, by using this customization panel the user can change the inbox spacing as a valuable option for those who like to see emails and message bigger or smaller on the inbox, depending on the screen used.

So, it is possible to pick from “Small” and “Medium” to “Large”, and by applying every option emails on the inbox will look bigger or smaller depending on the choice.


Other customization options in Yahoo! Mail

There are other diverse options on Yahoo! Mail to keep on customizing the platform by the user. For example, on the customization panel right below the inbox spacing options you are able to pick between enable or disable the “Message Tabs” selection, which will turn on tabs to multi-task, and in this way different tabs will be shown above the inbox for diverse uses.


In order to access other customization options you can click on the “More Settings” button as the last one placed on the customization panel. In this way, other customization possibilities will be shown as you can see on the Image 16.


Since all of these options that are being shown have been addressed previously on this tutorial, the remaining will be the last one corresponding to the “Message Preview”, which show a little preview of every message on the inbox to know what they are about. This option can be enabled or disabled by clicking on the switch placed next to the option.


As last customizing option, if you click on the “Viewing Email” option on the general Setting menu it is possible to modify the selection “Group by Conversation”, in which messages within an email are gathered together for better general viewing. This option can be enabled or disabled by clicking on the blue switch.


It is recommended to disable the previous option if the user is interested on having a more traditional approach on using the Ymail service, although leaving it enabled will make the message viewing and replying process a lot easier.

Yahoo! Makeover has arrive to Yahoo! Messenger

After the important update from Yahoo! ´s mail platform, which was developed to do a makeover on the decayed image of the company, Yahoo! Messenger has been the next on receiving an important and substantial change, although in the same way it was done with the email platform, it has done it starting from an existing and familiar idea, opting on the known things to be able to recover general trust.

To begin with, Yahoo! Messenger on its web version has opted for the Whatsapp chat design for local computers, which many of us already know it consists on a conversation list persistent bar to the left, and the selected conversation remains on the right. Of course, all the found elements are designed with Yahoo! ´s visual language, but its great resemblance is undeniable in comparison to Whatsapp Web platform.

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Accessing Yahoo! Messenger is possible from the email platform and through URL

It is possible to access Yahoo! Messenger from the Yahoo! ´s email platform. So, when we access it we will see a direct link on the left side of the screen, which is the designated area to access the personalization menu and the settings.

Therefore, in order to access you just have to click on the Yahoo Messenger icon that is located on the left side, along with other icons related with different Yahoo! services. However, keep in mind that by clicking it you will be redirect to a new portal where the platform will be loaded.

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Nonetheless, not only by this method Yahoo! Messenger can be accessed, but also it can be entered through URL. In so, the Yahoo! Messenger web address online is, which can be written directly on the address bar of the preferred browser, in order to access the platform.

On another matter, an important fact is that Yahoo! Messenger required JavaScript in order to function properly, so it is very important this specific characteristic is supported by the chosen browser to use, being enabled on the settings. That is why, to access Yahoo! Messenger through address bar you just have to write and enter. Of course, if you have not logged in previously, your account will be requested.

Also, another important fact is if Yahoo! Messenger detects that you are accessing it from mobile browser as cellphones, the program will not be loaded and instead it will show you links in order to download the mobile platform regarding your device, since now the mobile platform is preferred as application, completely independent of the new platform for computers.

A known environment when accessing Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger has opted for an old known design, which is an almost identical interface from Whatsapp Web, having all the conversations on the left side and the selected conversation on the right side. To start a conversation, you just have to select the contact of the list on the left, opening a new one automatically.

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If the required contact is not on the list, it is only needed to click on the pencil over located on the top of the conversation list, in order to select the contact of interest and with it, to start the conversation.

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On another topic, contacts for Yahoo! Messenger are limited to their domain, that is to say, you cannot chat with people who have accounts or associated numbers to foreign services. However, you certainly can invite them to join Yahoo Messenger service. At the beginning, you will find a list of people to invite joining Yahoo! Messenger on the conversation section, which will be substituted gradually with the conversation you are creating.

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So, to invite one person you just have to click on the send button that appears on the side of your potential contacts to use the service. In fact, you can write them and the messages will be delivered when these people join Yahoo! Messenger service.

A chatting space with recognizable elements too

The conversation space is also identical to the one in Whatsapp Web, although it is limited on options like sending images, files, emoticons and gifs. Unfortunately, voice notes are not available right now on Yahoo! Messenger platform.

Now, in order to send a file or image you have to click on the referent icon; the system will open a window for you to select the file you wish to send.


In the same way, to send an emoticon you have to click on the referent icon; the platform will open a window with hundreds of them for you to choose, along with other sections with emoticons performing different actions.

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To send a gif, you have to click on the referent button so an emergent window is opened, where you can find the desired gif through key words, and you will be able to send them to your contacts.

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Also, the platform is capable of working on small screens, adapting to them thanks to a responsive design, which will show a double interface on wide screens and one window interface with squared screens.

On the conversations, you will notice that you can create group conversations; on the top of every one of them you will see an icon that allows you adding other contacts to that conversation in particular, making it into a group conversation.

In order to do this, you just have to click on the “create group” button that is on the top of the conversation.

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A name must be assigned to the group.

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Then, a list of contacts will appear on the screen; select the desired contacts and add them to the group.

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Yahoo! progresses on its new interface

Yahoo! Mail is experiencing one of the biggest and more important renovations in its entire history, and not necessarily being a deep renovation on its functioning, but quite important due to the current condition of the service, where a makeover is really more than urgent.


So, Ymail faces a situation where it needs to modernize itself, and the new released interface a few days ago provides that makeover many of us were expecting for, and wanting the presence of functionalities and personalization like the ones on the direct competition.

Because of that, many functions have been implemented on the new version, which is possible to activate on our personal account and it substitutes the old interactive mode for good, offering quite more intuitive personalization options, clearer functions and a right minimalistic formula.

A quite integral viewing central component

Now, the central element of the new design Yahoo! Mail is more adaptable, it is about a space that manages functions beyond showing an email list on the inbox, or showing the content regarding any email we have opened.


In details, with the dual viewing integration, tab mode and attachments viewer, this component has become subtly a protagonist. Therefore, functions are carried out according to the selected option.

In the same way, to view the elements interactively the viewing modes must be activated from the configuration menu. In so, as predetermined mode the email list is shown and when we click on a specific email, the whole content is opened on the entire central component.


Also, when the viewing option is activated to the right from the personalization options, the central component will be divided into two parts; to the left, the email list will remain shown and visible, while to the right its content will be opened.


On the other hand, when the vertical viewing option is activated, the email list will remain on the top, and on the bottom will be shown the corresponding content of the selected email.

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A contextual function bar

Continuing, the central component is accompanied by a function bar that has the purpose to show different options, which can be interacted with the displayed elements. For example, on the inbox visualization or any other mailbox, the available options along with archiving, erasing, Spam selection, among others.

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Also, inside an email the available options are to reply, resend, reply all, save and others. And, on the photo and document viewing it shows the easy option to manage, although it is hoped the number of functions grow regarding this last two important contexts.

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Like this, to interact with these elements you have to make sure you are on the proper context, in order to be able accessing options like save, move, mark as Spam, mark as unread, mark as read, stand out, mark removal and see message without format, you must be on the inbox or in a smart view.

In the same order of ideas, options like save, move, mark as Spam, mark as unread, mark as read, stand out, mark removal and see message without format are available as well, when you visualize an email, since if you access at least one you will be able to use these functions, which are applied to the email you chose in first place. Along with this options, you will also see the reply, reply this, reply all and forward to other address functions.

On top of the contextual function, it will appear the visualization tabs that can be activated from the viewing properties. For example, one of the useful things these tabs allow is the possibility to open a big amount of emails, which are placed in an organized way to visualize them one at the time.

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Thus, to enjoy this option the “message viewing” must be activated from the personalization settings. Therefore, this option is recommended to visualize content on small screen or with low resolutions.

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Additional Yahoo! Services also have their place

To begin with, Yahoo Messenger is a forgotten Yahoo! Service that does not end up completely abandoned, since it has managed to have a place on the interface to promote its use a little more.

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When you click on the icon, you will be taken to a specific web site to complete a registration.

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In more details, the service can be used to contact other people in Yahoo! that perfectly can be contacts you send emails frequently. In fact, Yahoo! Messenger could be a valid alternative to compete with Skype, which so many importance has achieved on the productive and business sector.

Nonetheless, for the moment the contact icon will lead you to the old Yahoo! Mail version, so you can edit or erase saved contact. Also, something similar occurs with the Gmail contact application, in that way being an existing situation even on the biggest companies of the internet.

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yahoo mail

Similarly, the calendar leads you to the calendar application from the old Yahoo! Mail version, which we hope it will get updated soon. Nonetheless, if you already knew adding events on the calendar, you are going to find this entirely familiar, if not, what you must do is to interact with the application to add events to every hour of every day of the week of interest.

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yahoo mail

It is hoped that missing elements also receive a definitive makeover, and with it we can leave behind the bad experience with Ymail, coming back great service.

Yahoo Mail Comes back Reinvented and ready to Conquer

Yahoo! Is one of the main and most experienced email platforms in comparison to its competitors, although at present time it is facing a crisis that it may overcome very soon, thanks to the new perspective it has been willing to do with its services.

Since, Yahoo! Mail is in the seeds of its rebirth thanks to a recently renew implemented interface, which is scaling on the Yahoo! User accounts who still are faithful to its services.

In detail, one of the most important changes has been regarding the general interface reinvention, which is now more minimalistic and clearer if we compare it with its previous version. In fact, a great benefit is that this new interface can be personalized greatly and in a simpler way.

Personalization at the click of just one button

To begin with, in order to personalize Yahoo! Mail interface you to have to click on the setting button that is located on the right side of the screen, along with Yahoo Messenger, contacts and calendar buttons. So, this button will show personalization parameters among which definitely stand out color and other personalized areas with your selection.  


Of course, not only the colors can be personalized on the new interface, but other aspects like element distribution, mail sample design as visualization mode, and if it is wished use tab mode as well.

In the same way, you can select the mailbox spacing option right underneath the selection of color personalization areas in the interface. For example, available options are small, medium and large, which can be selected to take advantage of visualization screen size.   


In another way, message design options allow to get message visualization on the side or underneath mailbox. Like this, this is useful if the visualized screen resolution is too wide or too long, being able to take advantage the most of it. However, if the resolution is too low message tab option is more useful, though.

In so, to activate this modifications you have to select one out of the three options in the message design area. Thus, options available are: No Preview Panel, Show Message to the Right and Show Message on the Bottom. Also, message tab option is a switch just underneath the available choices.  


A more functional searching panel and user management

Continuing, the top bar regarding the whole interface has been simplified, having the same elements found on the older version, but it is shown in a simpler way now. So, the searching bar is now programmed to deliver priority on finding existing primary elements on the email.  


In order to be able to use this searching bar, think about and write key words on what it is required and then click the searching button. On the other hand, if what you wish to search have some particular qualities, you can click on the complementary button with the pointing down arrow icon, in order to open the advanced searching options.


On another subject, account management options are now located to the right top of the screen. In details, management consists on: the user button, an access button directing other Yahoo! Services and a start button, which leads to Yahoo!´s home page.

In that way, to manage the accounts you just have to click the button with the user name on it, and then an emergent icon will appear to show information about the account with the logged session and options to add other several Yahoo! Accounts. In the same way, the session can be logged out from this option.  

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In order to access other Yahoo! Services as Yahoo! Sports or Yahoo! Finance, you have to click on the service button that opens an emerging menu, with links leading all these services. In so, to click on any of them will make you leave YMail, although the session will not be logged out.

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An access area to smarter files

The left panel has always been the one with access to predetermine email folders. In fact, the previous version of Yahoo Mail already combined smart folders with predetermine folders, but this time this function has been taken to a whole new level.

Regarding this, besides these links to smart folder other links are showed to visualize images only and attached documents that are contained on the emails, and last, there are the links to created folders in order to organize emails to own criteria, resulting on more neat and clean aspect.

Therefore, in order to use these functions it is just required clicking on the link of interest, if it is about an smart filter it will show email belonging only its corresponding definition, clicking on documents or images views and email visualization area will start loading a gallery, which will give access to multimedia elements such as photos, videos and others.

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Of course, personalized folders can be modified at own will and if you want to hide them for personal preference, you can click on Hide, being this option reversible, as well.

Yahoo! goes on the right way, although it has to use the strategy on taking characteristics already invented by its competitors, but in this case it is a way to be able to modernize itself and become a competitive online email client.

A close look to the Yahoo Finance New Tab extension

Yahoo Finance is one of the main financial informative tool par excellence, being used by many mercantile analysts to predict suitable investment contexts, and also to make assertive decisions on the course of their recent projects.

To begin with, Yahoo Finance is not a new portal, it already counts with a great trajectory and therefore, it has experience on the adequate information broadcasting to its visitors. In fact, the web site was the preferred one in 2014 by North American conservatives, who perceived annual earnings surpassing the 100.000 dollars.

In so, the web page functioned by itself for many years, but in the natural advance of web technologies and all the elements working around them, extensions have become in one personalization tool with great potential.

In detail, this potential is linked to the fact that the supplied information by the native portal is not personalized and it is more general, taking into account the region and precisely for that Yahoo Finance counts with portals for Latin America, Europe, Asia and a global web page which works for the North American market.

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How Yahoo´s financial extension works and its functions

In this case, extensions allow to personalize the amount of values the portal should show based on the particular interests of the visitor. This currently is possible through a specialized extension called Yahoo Finance New Tab, which can be found on the Google Web Store and be installed on Google Chrome.

For example, extensions on the Google browser works as a complement that permits making certain interventions on the browsing experience of the user, so, for the particular case of  Yahoo Finance visitors, this extension allows personalizing the showed information on Google Chrome´s home page.

Like this, the customizable information showed on the home page can include relevant values for the analysts, which exclude data that do not necessarily influence on their synthesis, or in the case about needing it to consult, they prefer to visit the portal directly.

In the same way, besides showing stock data the extension also shows news that are considered relevant for the big data financial analysis. Like this, such news can have political or social nature that end up being imperative for the context they provide to the analysis in general.

How Yahoo Finance New Tab is installed in our systems 

Installing a Google Chrome extension is not particularly complicated, although it is recommendable having logged in with a Gmail account. In relation to this, the installation is quite automatized and the most complicated thing is to locate the extension on the Chrome Web Store.

About the installation process, the extension is textually called Yahoo Finance New Tab and when you indicate you are going to install it, it will automatically get downloaded and added to the extensions list with previous authorization, which you must provide on an unmistakable dialogue box. For additional security, make sure it appears as the brand that provides it, in order to avoid any confidentiality or privacy issue.

Continuing, when it is installed the home page is changed to the extension one, which consists on the elements described before, along with direct accesses to frequently visited web pages. In so, these pages are the same ones showed by the “most visited” tab from the original Chrome home page, but adding the useful Yahoo direct access to home screen.

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Suitable screen width for Yahoo Finance extension

At the same time, direct accesses are customizable even though the searching engine of the bar that appears on the home screen set by the extension cannot be changed or modified. So, in order to take the most advantage of Yahoo Finance´s financial bar interface the screen where the browser is shown have to be wide.

On the other hand, if the screen is not wide enough this bar with relevant information will not be shown, losing the advantage of the installation of this extension. Also, among other things to consider is because there are so many extensions out there that abuse and violate Google Chrome setting permissions, the browser now supervise the extensions that produce changes on the current configurations.

Like this, if a modification or change in the configuration occur Google Chrome would be able to notify it and provide to the user the option to restore the previous configuration. Nevertheless, if this option is selected the Yahoo Finance New Tab extension will be disable, being an important aspect to take in consideration.

Counterparts about Yahoo Finance New Tab as an extension

Also, not all is benefit to the user according to the Yahoo Finance New Tab´s informative capabilities, if we consider that along with it we must adopt Yahoo Search as our predetermined searching engine.

Since, this engine not only is configured to be used on the searching bar located on the new tab interface set by the extension, but it is also used as the predetermined searching engine when we use the URL bar when we want to make online searching on the internet.

Therefore, the only way to be able to use the searching engine of our preference is accessing to the corresponding portal on purpose, since the searching engine change on the extension cannot be done by any mean.

Without any doubt this is an important flaw, especially if we are used to utilize Google as our favorite browsing engine, although a rush solution is to set one of the Yahoo Finance New Tab´s bookmarks in the home page, for it to direct us the searching engine web of our preference.

So, to conclude the Yahoo Finance New Tab extension is an admissible choice if we are willing to use Yahoo Search as our preferred searching engine. In fact, actually there are little differences in relation to the search results if they are compared with other searching engines, but some users can take this quite sensibly as change, being something imperative to take into account with no doubt.