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Yahoo Mail now lets you add Photos, Files, GIFs and Links to emails easily

Yahoo Mail now lets you add Photos, Files, GIFs and Links to emails easily

by AshwinJuly 11, 2015

Yahoo is rolling out some changes to its email service again.


This time, the Sunnyvale Company, is letting users add Photos, Files, GIFs and Links to Yahoo Mail easily.

It also happens to be the second major change for Yahoo Mail, after it introduced grouping of emails by day/time period. The move has been under severe criticism, ever since it was rolled out.

However, the new changes released today are quite good, as it helps in attaching files and URLs with a few clicks.


This option lets you view photos which you have sent or received in your Yahoo Mail. The most recent pictures are displayed on top, as the list is sorted by date. However, if you don’t have a relevant photo to include in your email, Yahoo offers a simple solution. You can use the search box to find photos from the internet, or from Yahoo’s own image service Flickr. Yahoo even offers popular search suggestions by default.


You can view files from your inbox, and those you have sent using this option. The supported list of files of various formats including documents, presentations, PDFs, and more . Similar to photos, Files are also sorted by date, with the most recent ones on top.

You can also find files using the search box. Just type the sender/recipient’s name or a keyword to find the files.


Animated GIF images are also supported in Yahoo Mail. You can search for GIFs from the Web and Tumblr, and even use Yahoo’s search suggestions.

Yahoo Mail also displays a preview of photos and GIF images. To view the preview, just hover your mouse cursor over an image displayed in the sidebar, this will allow you to choose the perfect images.

Web Links:

You can also add web links (URLs) using the add button. Doing so, will add the web address to your email, along with a preview of the webpage. You can also search for websites using the search box.

How to add photos, files, GIFs and web links easily in Yahoo Mail:

While you are in the compose window in Yahoo Mail, click on the “+” button in the bottom right corner. You will see four icons representing “Photos, Files, GIFs and Web Links.

Click on one of the options and search for the content you want to add.


To attach a photo to your email, simply click on it. You can add multiple photos to an email.
You can also drag-and-drop photos, files, GIFs and Links to the compose windows to add them to your email.


Here is a video showing the latest changes in Yahoo Mail:

Yahoo says that this feature is currently rolling out the feature in the U.S,  but it already works for me in India.

You can read the official announcement at Yahoo’s tumblr page.