Yahoo Mail updates contact cards to support tweets and more!

Yahoo Mail gives its contact cards an update to support Twitter and LinkedIn.


Yahoo Mail has updated its contact cards to support social networking sites Twitter and LinkedIn. This feature will first be rolled out to desktop users in the US.

"Through our collaboration with LinkedIn and Twitter, we offer new enhancements including names for email addresses, profile photos and links to social profiles. LinkedIn also provides us with up-to-date company and title information. With Twitter, search results pages and contact details for people may now feature their recent tweets if they are active on Twitter," the company writes in a post on Tumblr.

Both Twitter and LinkedIn integrations are dependent on the email address of the contact, which has to be associated with their social profile. This ensures all the important information like name, job, and so on is displayed at a glance via the contact card.  With the new Twitter and LinkedIn integrations, Yahoo will be able to pull in names for email addresses as well as profile photos. It will display links to these social profiles.

This means, Yahoo Mail now has integration with Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn and Twitter - and one has to simply connect to their accounts by clicking on the gear in the top right corner of Yahoo Mail. "Next, select Settings and then Accounts, and click “Connect” next to whichever account you want. Right from the contact card, you will be able to click on links to visit their complete social profiles. It may take a few minutes for us to load all the new data so please be patient," Yahoo explains.

"With the Twitter integration in particular, a search in your inbox for a contact’s name will display that person’s tweets on the search results page. This same information will appear on their contact details page, too," points out Techcrunch.

Recently, Yahoo and Microsoft had announced to keep working together on Internet search, but Yahoo is getting more control over how search results are presented. The two are trying to chip away at Google’s dominance of Internet searches.


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