Yahoo revamps iOS and Android app with a focus on news and video content

The new update from Yahoo comes to its desktop and mobile webpages as well and focusses on delivering more attention to the news and video content, while bettering the comments section by making it more accessible.


It's a new year and Yahoo has a big new update in the form of a revamped apps for Android and iOS. The new update comes to its desktop and mobile webpages as well and focusses on delivering more attention to the news and video content, while bettering the comments section by making it more accessible.

Overall, the focus as always been on news, and the new update simply gives it users on all platforms a similar-looking layout that makes it easier to discover news and engage in conversations around them. Simply put, its turning its news section into a proper network that allows easier access to comments for readers to put forth their opinions.

The new update also works the other way round with Yahoo introducing smarter algorithms that show tailored stories according to what a user taps on and reads on a daily basis. The more a user reads the more refined the selection of news stories gets delivering articles that users are interested in.

Among the updates is also a revamped notifications system that lets users receive automatic updates, which they can also turn off. More importantly, users can even turn on notifications for a particular article and they will be notified about the same in real-time. This works both on the website similar to Google News and on the app as well.

Delving into the Mail apps, they now support custom swipes that can be changed to other functions like 'Move To' instead of the usual Archive and Read. The new swipe actions also appear in the notifications when a message pops in. Users can simply tap and select what they want to do with the notification without the need to get into the app. However iOS users will not get access to swipe notifications but they do get a rich preview of attachments while selecting them.

The new features are available as an update for iOS and Android, while the web and mobile versions get updated from the server side.