How to Insert Inline Images Into a Yahoo Mail Message

Add images to the body of your Yahoo Mail messages

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While you can send any image as an attachment using Yahoo Mail, it's also possible to insert inline images into a Yahoo Mail message using the rich text editor. That way, the image appears alongside your text, and recipients don't have to download any files to view the images.

Instructions in this article apply to the standard web version of Yahoo Mail and the Yahoo Mail mobile app for iOS and Android.

Copy and Paste an Inline Image Into Yahoo Mail

The easiest method is to copy the image and paste it into your message.

  1. Right-click the image and select Copy.

    Alternatively, click the image and press Ctrl+C (for Windows) or Command+C (for Mac) to copy it.

    Menu for an image with the Copy option highlighted
  2. Right-click inside the Yahoo Mail message where you want the image to go and select Paste.

    Alternatively, click where you want the image to go, then press Ctrl+V (for Windows) or Command+V (for Mac) to paste it.

    A Yahoo Mail message with the Paste command highlighted
  3. Hover the mouse over the image and select the ellipses (...) located in the upper-right corner of the image to adjust the size of the image.

    An inline image in a Yahoo Mail message with the size menu highlighted
  4. Enter text before or after the image to add context.

    Enter text before or after the image to add context.

You can include as many inline images as you want so long as your message is less than 25 MB in total size.

Drag-and-Drop an Inline Image Into Yahoo Mail

You can also drag-and-drop an image from the web or your computer into your Yahoo Mail message.

  1. Open the website or folder where the image is located, and position the page side-by-side with Yahoo Mail.

    Open the website or folder where the image is located, and position the page side-by-side with Yahoo Mail.
  2. Drag the image into the body of the message.

    Click-and-drag the image into the body of the message.
  3. Release the mouse button to paste the image inside the message. Then, adjust the image size and add text.

Use Inline Images in the Yahoo Mail App

Adding inline images to messages you send from the Yahoo Mail mobile app is even easier. While composing a message:

  1. Tap the plus (+) located in the lower-right corner.

    Yahoo Mail app with the plus sign highlighted
  2. In the toolbar that appears, tap the picture icon.

    Attachment menu in the Yahoo Mail app with the image button highlighted
  3. Tap your image to select it, then tap Attach.

    Even though you are selecting Attach, the image will appear inline.

    Attachment menu in Yahoo Mail app with the Attach button highlighted
  4. While you can't adjust the size of the image, you can add text before or after it.

    Enter text before or after the image to add context.

Why Use Inline Images?

Using inline images can make your messages easier to understand. For example, when you share several pictures and write descriptions for each photo in the body of the text and send the pictures as attachments, the recipient could be confused about which text refers to which image. With inline images, you can add text before and after each picture to give it context, and the images display as the reader scrolls through the message.

Another benefit is that the recipient doesn't have to download anything, so they don't have to save the file to their computer. If they want to download the images, they can right-click the inline image and choose Save image as.

An inline image in a Yahoo message with the Save Image As command highlighted