If you’re a Yahoo! user, you’ve probably been wondering when they would release their own official software for your Android phone. Well, folks, the time has come. Yahoo! today introduced both a Yahoo! Mail, and Yahoo! Messenger application that are now available on the market, and it won’t cost you a dime. Also, if you live inside the U.S., you can also download a free Yahoo! search widget for your desktop – just be sure you’re running Éclair or higher for that. Be sure to check after the break for further details on these new apps, as well as QR codes to download. [via Yahoo!]

According to the press release, the new Yahoo! Mail application features:

  • Receive push notification of new email messages
  • Send emails to contacts from the Yahoo! Address Book as well as to contacts in the native phone address book
  • Search email messages by sender, recipient, subject and keywords
  • Upload photos as attachments directly from the phone's camera or the photo gallery
  • View and download attachments
  • Insert emoticons and rich text formatting into emails
  • Effectively manage and organize their Yahoo! Mail messages, folders, and spam
  • Easily toggle between the Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger apps

And the new Yahoo! Messenger application will allow you to:

  • Easy message friends, check friends' status updates and availability and update their personal status and availability
  • Send instant messages to friends via SMS text message
  • Multitask and stay connected with the app working in the background with push notifications, consumers can easily catch new messages and friend requests
  • Get full use of emoticons and rich text formatting
  • Send photos to friends directly from the phone's camera or the photo gallery

Yahoo Mail - [Market Link | AppBrain]
Yahoo Messenger - [Market Link | AppBrain]


Reader comments

Official Yahoo Mail and Messenger app now available for Android


I've quit bothering with Yahoo messenger because of the lack of multiple concurrent logins. I hate having to remember to log in on my phone if I leave my computer and then log in on my computer when I get back. I'd like to just be able to walk away and continue the convo. Now I try to talk my friends into using Gtalk.

I like the Push element here, but the app lacks some basic Android goodness...which is surprising given how long they took with doing one. You'd think they'd nail it and do it right.

Trying to compete with Google on their own OS? Yeah, that seems like a good use of Yahoo's money. *rolls eyes*

Um why do you need an app when you can run multiple e-mail through 2.1 anyway. When I had 1.5 it wouldn't let me. The only thing it didn't let me do is watch wmv's on my phone (got realplayer to fix that). Don't get me wrong I like my yahoo for my laptop but extra apps you don't really need seems a waste of space.

Seems like you answered your own question. Some phones don't have 2.1 (and from the looks of it, may not get it) and users may have yahoo accounts.

I have 2.1 but my yahoo account it more for junk mail than anything

Also I blame Android Central and Stephen Colbert for making me get a Twitter account. I'm kidding of course you both are about the only things I follow with much antici..........pation.

Doesn't support Yahoo Aliases on messenger.. so, fail :) will be sticking with ebuddy til they do something about that.

Loving how quick the push notifications are, much quicker than HTC Mail app on my Desire. Yes it still lacks a lot of basics and has annoying adds but something I've found finally it syncs....I get loads of crap emailed through and when I delete them on my phone I have to delete them again on the laptop when I get home. Delete from my phone and they are completely deleted. Not seen that anywhere else.....could be wrong

Well. For the HTC yahoo email client to work you need to do what you are going to do, like delete emails etc., and then click refresh. It then updates what you've done. Be checked. But this yahoo app seems better. Going to test it a few days. I want to see if its going o waste battery or if its true push.


Not sure about others, but the push doesn't seem to be reliable all the time. Could be wrong. Going to keep checking. Wish there were more settings. And to actually open email OS slow, but I read they are already working on fixes. and the IM client should have option to send pictures. could be the contact I was talking to was set as showing offline, I don't know. going to test more.

HTC Evo here.


It's been working great for me i love the app. the best part is it dose work with WiFi. i have had wifi on all day at home and it has recieved all of my email great not having to turn wifi off just to get emails.

I use Yahoo IM a lot on my BB. Hopefully by the time I'm ready to buy my Droid 2 all the kinks will be worked out. Would much rather use the native app.

I have three "yahoo" email accounts, one yahoo and two ymail (for professional emails), it would be nice to be able to have all three in one app, like the android separate/combined email app.

Its a decent app but how do you log off the darn thing if you dont want to receive any mail. It looks like you have to remove the whole app.

Its a decent app but how do you log off the darn thing if you dont want to receive any mail. It looks like you have to remove the whole app.