Yahoo Mail update adds travel and event notifications

Although Google made an announcement today with its currently beta Inbox app, that hasn’t stopped Yahoo from releasing a Yahoo Mail update for its Android and iOS apps that brings travel and event notifications right into the app.

According to Yahoo’s blog, if you visit the “Today” section in the app, it will let you know if your flight is on-time, delayed or cancelled, then a single tap can either yet you directions to the airport, help you call the airline or take you directly to their website. You can also share your flight info with friends and family just as quickly.

As for the other features in the updated app, it will give you restaurant and attraction suggestions in the area, all with reviews and photos from Yelp, plus users of or Evite, Eventbrite and Ticketmaster events can get their event details as well as directions to the venue right from the Yahoo Mail app.

It appear that Yahoo is trying to add almost a Google Now experience right into their mail app, which exactly a bad thing, right?

If you’re a Yahoo Mail user, the updates are now available in both the Android and IOS app stores, so get downloading!

Via Yahoo!

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