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Yahoo! Mail Brings Back Tabs

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 by | Filed Under: E-Mail Help

When Yahoo! redesigned its mail service back in October, a lot of users were not happy with the changes. One of the biggest complaints, Yahoo! Mail’s tab feature was removed.

The tabs allowed users to have several open e-mails at the same time and to switch back and forth easily between them by selecting a tab.

Now the company is admitting it made a mistake. Jeff Bonforte from Yahoo wrote on the Yahoo! Mail Blog:

“When we launched the new version of Mail in October, we removed Tabs. One of the things you told us that annoyed you about tabs is that the more you had open, the harder they were to manage, and you wanted multitasking to be easy. With your feedback, we launched Recent view to help you jump between emails, drafts and search results more easily, but many of you still missed tabs. So we’re bringing back tabs, but this time, they’re a bit smarter.”

Here’s how get tabs back to your Yahoo! Mail. In the inbox, select the drop-down arrow next to view on the right side of the inbox.

From the menu, choose Tabs.

Once activated, you’ll be able to have multiple e-mails open and easily switch between them.

There’s also a new feature. You’ll find a drop-down arrow beside the last tab.

On that menu, you’ll see all of tabs you have open and a Preview All option.

Preview All gives you a quick look at all of your tabs. It’s a great feature if you have multiple table open and need to find something quickly. You can just click or tap on the preview to go to the message you want.

With all the complaints about the redesign and a major service outage that resulted in CEO Marissa Mayer issuing a public apology not only for the outage, but for the way Yahoo! handled it, the company needs all the goodwill it can get from its users.

~ Cynthia

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4 Responses to “Yahoo! Mail Brings Back Tabs”

  1. Terri Bradley says:

    Thank goodness yahoo do listen to users. They still won’t get me back to the new format as I dislike the fact all emails are on one long scrolling page. I like the separate pages as I do tend to get loads of information emails which take me quite a while to get through in a week. So I am sticking with the original format.

  2. Shirley says:

    SO, how do you get this “wonderful tab” that doesn’t exist on my computer? When I look at the tabs, the only thing AFTER spam is the up and down arrows for previous and next e-mails. The “More” tab doesn’t exist but I am sure your techs can figure out a way for me to get it.

    Thank you

  3. Shirley says:

    One thing I know, they didn’t fix the calendar tab. If they aren’t going to fix it why don’t they just remove it from the bar?
    Thank you

  4. Shirley says:

    Well, happy days are here again! Just tried my calendar again and today it is working.

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