Yahoo Ditching Facebook/Google Login for Flickr
Yahoo recently indicated via its support pages that it will soon no longer support Facebook or Google login for Flickr. Yahoo first revealed plans to remove Facebook/Google login back in March. Yahoo will eventually require users to sign in with a Yahoo ID for all its services, and Flickr is the latest such service to reach that milepost. Yahoo has already removed the Facebook and Google sign-in buttons from its sites and services. In March, Yahoo said the change "will allow [it] to offer the best personalized experience to everyone." Yahoo said support for Facebook/Google login will stop working for Flickr on June 30, and it is already prompting users to create a Yahoo ID if they don't yet have one.
Yahoo Adds Package Tracking to iOS Mail App
Yahoo today announced an update to its Mail App for iOS devices an added the ability to automatically track packages. According to Yahoo, users will see their shipments from Amazon, eBay, Zappos, Target, Best Buy, Macys.com, and others under the "Yahoo Today" section of the app, which will display shipping date, item description, and expected arrival.
Yahoo Adds Gmail Support to Yahoo Mail
Yahoo Mail today gained the ability to manage Gmail and Google Apps accounts. Yahoo relaunched the app in October and made it compatible with AOL, Hotmail, and Outlook.
Yahoo Bakes Flickr and Tumblr Into New Messenger App
Yahoo today revealed a fully redesigned Yahoo Messenger that makes it easier for people to share across the web. Messenger pulls features from Yahoo's product portfolio, including Flickr and Tumblr.
Yahoo Improves Search In Mobile Browsers
Yahoo today said it has refreshed how it displays mobile search results in a way that will help people find what they're looking for quicker. Yahoo explains that rather than offer lists of links, the new search presents results — including images, videos, news, and other details — prominently in a way that's more useful.
Yahoo Improves Flickr Mobile Apps and Web Experience
Yahoo today announced a significant round of updates to its Flickr online photo service. To start, the online site has a new camera roll and improved search tools to make browsing through albums more enjoyable or locating specific moments much easier.