How to Open Emails Side by Side in Yahoo Mail

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This article describes a feature in the Yahoo Mail desktop app, which is no longer available. You can open Yahoo Mail messages in separate tabs to view them side by side in your web browser.

In Yahoo Mail, opening multiple messages side by side in separate tabs is done swiftly. You can then deal with them one at a time, of course, or switch between them easily—even re-arranging their order to suit your shuffling needs.

(As an alternative to tabs, Yahoo! Mail also offers a list of recently accessed emails, search results and drafts.)

Open Multiple Emails Side by Side in Yahoo! Mail

To open multiple messages side by side in Yahoo! Mail tabs:

  • Make sure Tabs are enabled for multitasking in Yahoo! Mail. (See below.)
  • With the Yahoo! Mail preview pane closed:
    • Click each message to open it in a separate tab.
  • With the preview pane enabled:
    • Double-click the desired message.
      • Alternatively:
        • Click the message.
        • Press Enter.

Enable "Tabs" for Multitasking in Yahoo! Mail

To make Yahoo! Mail let you open emails and search results in tabs:

  • Hover the mouse cursor over the gear icon in your Yahoo! Mail toolbar.
  • Select Settings from the menu that shows.
  • Open the Viewing email category.
  • Make sure Tabs is selected under Multitasking.
  • Click Save.