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Yahoo Mail now groups your emails by day/time period

Yahoo Mail now groups your emails by day/time period

by AshwinMay 2, 2015

Yahoo has announced a new feature for its email service, Yahoo Mail.

The Sunnyvale company is now allowing users to find messages in their in a more efficient way.

Normally email services list the emails in your inbox in a traditional chronological manner. If your inbox receives a lot of emails, it could quickly become cluttered, and in turn make the task of finding an email cumbersome.

Of course you can just search for emails from the search bar, but what if you don’t remember the exact content of the email or the name of the sender?

Chances are that you may have found yourself thinking about emails which you received on a particular date, or a few days ago. What if you wanted to read the mail, but don’t want to go through an endless list of mails your cluttered inbox?

Yahoo Mail’s new email grouping helps by adding a Date Separator to emails. Take a look at the above image, it shows how the new feature groups emails according to the day when the emails were received. For eg: (Yesterday, Today).

Besides grouping emails by the day, it also allows grouping emails according to the time period (week, month or year).  Grouping of emails isn’t a feature that is exclusive to your Yahoo Mail inbox, it also works in folders, search results, sent emails.

There is no way to turn of or disable grouping of emails. The only solution is to choose a sorting option other than “Date”. But the bad news is, the sorting option isn’t saved, and you will have to manually sort using a different option, the next time you log in to Yahoo Mail.

Recently, Yahoo has been making a lot of changes to its email service. Back in March, the company announced Contact Cards for Yahoo Mail. It is a caller id like feature for email, which displays a photo of the sender, their phone number, and links to their social profiles on Facebook and Flickr, right within your inbox. This eliminates the need to search for the contact info on the Address Book, or elsewhere.

Then about two weeks ago, Yahoo improved on Contact Cards, by including support for LinkedIn and Twitter.

Just like Contact Cards, the grouping of emails feature, is currently only available to desktop users in the U.S. Yahoo’s announcement reveals that it has already begun rolling out to users.

There is no word on when the company plans to roll it out globally.