How to Use the Yahoo App on Android

Set it Up and Customize the Yahoo Mail App as You Please

You can now take a little piece of Yahoo with you wherever you go by installing the Yahoo email app for Android on your phone. The Yahoo Mail app is very versatile and allows you to link to multiple email accounts and even customize each one with a theme to keep them separate. 

Instructions in this article apply to Android 9 and 10 and Yahoo Mail version 6.2.4.1425883.

How to Install the Yahoo Mail App for Android

Installing the Yahoo Mail app on Android is easy. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Google Play Store on your Android device.

  2. In the search bar, type "Yahoo Mail" and then tap Yahoo Mail in the search results.

  3. Tap Install.

    It may take a couple of minutes to install completely. You can track the progress of the installation with the green circle around the Yahoo app icon in the upper left corner.

  4. Tap Open when the download is complete. 

    Path for installing and opening the Yahoo Mail app on an Android device

How to Set Up a Mail Account in Yahoo Mail

When you open the Yahoo Mail app, it prompts you to sign in with your Yahoo account. If you don’t have one, tap Sign Up to create one.

While you also have the option of signing in with Google, AOL, or Outlook, you still need to have a Yahoo account and sign in. Once you log in, you are asked to customize your inbox. You can enable Dark Mode and choose a color to “theme” your account. 

How to Add a Mailbox to Yahoo Mail App

You can also add other email accounts such as Google, Outlook, AOL, or another Yahoo account. To add a new mailbox:

  1. Open Yahoo Mail.

  2. Tap the Profile icon at the top left to access the settings.

  3. Tap Add another mailbox.

  4. Choose Gmail, Outlook, AOL, or Yahoo and then enter your email address and follow the prompts. With Gmail, you have to sign in on a browser window to complete the process.

    You will be prompted to provide permissions to Yahoo Mail. 

  5. Once complete, you'll see your Yahoo Mail account and your new mailbox just below it when you tap the Profile icon.

    Screens showing how to Add another mailbox in the Yahoo Mail app

Customize Your Yahoo Mailbox Settings

Along with choosing a color theme for each account, there are also some other cool settings you can use to customize the app. The Yahoo Mail interface is user-friendly and attractive. 

From any of your mailboxes, to customize the bottom row of icons: 

  1. Tap the three vertical dots menu in the bottom row.

  2. Tap Customize.

  3. You can drag and replace any of the icons currently showing to filter your views. Your choices are Starred, Unread, Receipts, Travel, People, and Subscriptions. 

  4. Drag your new choice to the icon you want to replace until it changes color, then let go. 

  5. Tap Done when you're finished.

    Options for customizing the bottom row of Yahoo Mail app

How to Theme Each Mailbox with a Color

Yahoo Mail allows you to theme each mailbox with a color choice and Dark Mode if you want. To change the color of an email account:

  1. Tap the Profile icon > Settings > Themes.

  2. Tap the account you want to change.

  3. Use the color slider to choose the perfect color, then tap Next. You can also use the toggle switch to turn on or off Dark Mode. 

    Theme screens for applying colors and mode

How to Use the Yahoo Mail App

The Yahoo Mail app is easy to use, starting with being able to tap the Profile icon to switch between accounts. Each email shows an icon on the left, making it easy to identify who it’s from and whether it's important or just an advertisement. 

You can use Yahoo Mail in various ways, including:

  • Delete emails: Swipe left, then tap Delete or Archive.
  • Mark as unread: Swipe right to mark an email as unread.
  • Filters: Use the icons at the bottom to filter your views.
  • New email: Tap the big pencil at the top right to compose a new email.
  • Trash emails: Tap an email to open it, then tap Delete or Archive at the bottom to get rid of it. 

You can also move, forward, or mark it as spam from the bottom icons.

Options for handling mail in Yahoo Mail app

You will see ads come in from Yahoo Mail. You can eliminate these by signing up for Yahoo Mail Pro for $0.99 per month.