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 thanks to the rich text editor. That way, the image appears alongside your text, and recipients don't have to download any files to view them.

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

    Right click the image and select Copy.
  2. Right click inside your Yahoo Mail message where you want the image to go and select Paste.

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

    Right click inside your Yahoo Mail message where you want the image to go and select Paste.
  3. Hover your mouse over the image and select the ellipses (...) in the upper-right corner of the image to adjust the size of the image.

    Hover your mouse over the image and select the ellipses (...) in the upper-right corner of the image to adjust the size of the image.
  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. Click-and-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 your message. Adjust the image size and add text as you please.

Using Inline Images in the Yahoo Mail App

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

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

    Tap the plus (+) in the bottom-right corner.
  2. Tap the picture icon on the far left of the toolbar that pops up.

    Tap the picture icon on the far left of the toolbar that pops up.
  3. Tap your image to select it, then tap Attach in the upper-right corner.

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

Tap your image to select it, then tap Attach in the upper-right corner.

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, let's say you have several pictures you want to share. If you write descriptions for each photo in the body of the text and send the pictures as attachments, then 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 some context, and the images will 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 worry about saving the file to their computer. If they want to download the images, they can still do so by right-clicking the inline image and selecting Save image as.

Right click the inline image and select Save image as to save it to your computer.