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Making Search Smarter in Yahoo Mail for iPhone and Android

By Josh Jacobson, Senior Product Manager

Recently, we introduced a new desktop search experience for Yahoo Mail in the U.S. that lets you find messages, photos and other attachments by typing in a sender’s name. Beginning today, you’ll find the same capabilities in Yahoo Mail for iPhone and Android as we aim to deliver the easiest, most efficient email search experience on mobile.

As you start typing a name, Yahoo Mail offers smart search suggestions — including both people and messages — to help you narrow down your search. 

Once you’ve selected a name, Yahoo Mail filters your search results by messages, files or photos so you can breeze through hundreds of emails in just a few taps. Select “Emails,” “Files” or “Photos” to flip between lists of messages, files or photos.

If you’re searching for specific photos, tap through the beautiful, Flickr-inspired gallery to view a full-size image.

This new view is available for iPhone users in the App Store today and will be rolling out to Android phone users in Google Play over the next couple of days. It’s just part of our effort to bring you the best email search experience across desktop and mobile. Stay tuned for more!