|What Are Social Features?||Seeing Emails From People You Know||Viewing and Responding to Updates||Adding Connections||Viewing Profiles||Turning Social Features Off and On|
Yahoo! Mail includes many features that provide special access to people you care about most. These are Mail’s social features. Most of these features are available right on the Yahoo! Mail home page.
Click here to learn more about the non-social features of the What’s New tab, such as viewing weather, news, and events on your calendar.
To learn about connecting with your Facebook friends from Yahoo! Mail, click here.
Change and share your status message.
New incoming email messages from your contacts appear right on your Mail home page. You can also filter the messages in your Inbox or any other folder to see just those from your contacts or from your connections. See Seeing Emails From People You Know for more information.
Yahoo! Mail makes it easy to add new connections—see Adding Connections From Mail for the details
Updates from your connections and other people you know also display right on the Mail home page. Viewing Others’ Updates tells you more about this feature.
Note: If you don’t see connection and update information, you probably have these social features turned off. Click here to learn how to turn them on again.
To change and share your status message:
Click in the box with the status message prompt to the right of your public photo.
Tip: If you’ve already defined a status message in your profile on Yahoo!, you’ll see it below the status box.
Enter your message (up to 255 characters).
By default, your status is shared with everyone who can see your Profile on Yahoo!. If you don’t want to share your status updates with the Yahoo! network, remove the check from the box labelled with a purple Y!.
To learn about sharing your status message with Facebook friends, click here.
Click the Share button
Your new status message appears on the Mail What’s New page; it also changes on your profile page and anywhere else in Yahoo! where your status displays.
If you’re sharing your status, your connections also get an update about your new message.
If you want to get rid of your current status message without entering a new one, click the clear link.
To get started taking advantage of Yahoo! Mail’s connection features, you need to make connections with your friends and family.