Yahoo Mail comes to M1 Macs via new iPhone app update

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What you need to know

  • Yahoo Mail has rolled out an updated iPhone app that adds support for M1 Macs.
  • Mac users can now enjoy a Yahoo Mail app on their Mac.

Yahoo Mail users can now enjoy its iPhone and iPad app on their Macs — so long as those Macs have Apple silicon inside.

Made available via an update to the existing iPhone and iPad app, the new Mac version will only be available to those running M1 Macs which means those of us still rocking Intel machines are out of luck.

Yahoo lists the changes in this new update thus:

The Yahoo Mail app is now available for M1-powered Macs! It's the best way to experience email on Mac, and includes amazing features you love like:

  • Easy Unsubscribe: See your mailing lists in one place & opt-out with a click
  • Quick Reply: Quickly respond to emails. Get 3 short AI-powered suggestions based on the email you received.
  • Custom Alerts: Only get alerts for emails you care about

Being able to run iPhone and iPad apps is one of the best Mac features brought about by putting M1 chips inside computers, although not all companies and developers make use of that option. Thankfully, Yahoo Mail users can now take advantage of features like custom alerts, quick replies, and more all from within this app.

Apple continues its rollout of M1 machines, with M1X notebooks expected to roll out soon enough. A new 14-inch MacBook Pro is expected to be joined by a larger 16-inch version before the end of the year, according to recent reports.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.