You can now also use your Gmail accounts with Yahoo Mail. Yahoo announced that it has expanded its server-side support to enable Gmail and Google Apps integration with its email service. The company hopes that this feature will help it attract more users. The email service already supports integration for Outlook.com, Hotmail, and AOL Mail.
The company assures that Gmail users will be able to perform search, utilise the rich compose feature, and access contacts across different accounts. Users will also be able to make use of Yahoo Account Key, a feature that lets users sign in without having to go through the hassle of typing in their password.
The Gmail integration in Yahoo Mail also signals a trend in the industry wherein major giants are enabling support for rival services. Google enabled POP/ IMAP support in Gmail mobile app last year. Outlook mobile app received IMAP support earlier this year, enabling users to add practically any email provider to Microsoft’s homegrown app.
The new addition is one of the many features the company has seeded to its email service in the recent months. In October, the company redesigned its mobile apps while also making it faster and more performance efficient. The apps have since received many positive reviews. The Web client was caughtstopping users with ad-blocking tools from accessing their emails.
The timing of the new integration is interesting, too. With Mailbox’s demise scheduled to happen early next year, thousands of users would want to find a new email client. The update certainly makes Yahoo Mail’s case stronger with users.
The feature is available on Yahoo Mail’s Android and iOS mobile apps, as well as on the Web.