Yahoo Mail now lets you filter search results by emails, photos or files

Yahoo Mail

A little more than a month ago, Yahoo added a slew of nice-to-haves to its native Mail for iOS app, including handy mail filters on the iPad and personalized web features to easily track scores, stocks, weather and more, all without switching apps.

Today, a new update has surfaced in the App Store featuring welcomed search enhancements to the app’s built-in search feature.

Now sitting at version 3.2, the refreshed software makes it easy to filter your results by emails, photos or files…

“Now, when you search for a person’s name, you can easily filter the results by emails, photos or files,” writes Yahoo.

I wish Apple’s stock Mail app had this feature.

With an ever-growing avalanche of emails hitting our inbox, we need to be able to quickly distinguish between people and emails if we were to increases our mobile productivity.

And if you exchange a lot of photos and files via email, the ability to show only photo attachments in your search results should be a nice time saver.

I’m loving the UI for filtered photo attachments, check it out below.

Yahoo Mail 3.2 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

Yahoo Mail 3.2 changelog:

  • We’re excited to introduce you to our new and improved search experience. Now, when you search for a person’s name, you can easily filter the results by emails, photos, or files. We hope you love it as much as we do! Please drop us a note at with your thoughts or suggestions.
  • Performance improvements
  • Bug fixes

Since debuting on the iPad in April of 2013, Yahoo Mail has since added tons of useful features.

To mention just a few: multiple personal and Business Mail accounts, folder management, message swiping and support for Apple’s VoiceOver feature.

Download Yahoo Mail free in the App Store.

The universal 39.5MB download requires iOS 7.0 or later.