Yahoo mail now supports desktop notifications. Yahoo has announced two new features, they’re desktop notifications and block. Gmail supports desktop notifications in Chrome browser, we’ve told you how to add that to Firefox browser for Google mail.

Recently, Yahoo Mail app for Windows 10 has been released with desktop notifications and live tile feature, available in the Windows Store.

Yahoo mail notification on desktop

Today, Yahoo has globally rolled out desktop notifications for their mail users, they’re not enabled by default, here is how you can turn them on in Firefox, Chrome or safari browsers.

Enabling desktop notifications in Yahoo Mail

1. Sign into Yahoo Mail with your username and password,

2. Click on gear icon, select Settings, check ‘enable desktop notifications’.

Yahoo mail settings enable desktop notifications option

3. Click on ‘Save’ button

When Chrome shows a notification in the URL bar, click on ‘Allow’, done.

When you receive new messages, they’ll be appear at the side of your screen on desktop.

This is important: These notifications only appear to you when Yahoo mail is open in an inactive browser tab.

Yahoo mail lets you block messages coming from a specific sender

Recently Gmail has allowed users to block specific email addresses, Now Yahoo. Along with desktop notifications, Yahoo has introduced a Block feature currently rolled out U.S users, soon will be available to international users.

“Now that you can receive notifications for your emails, we want to make sure you’re only receiving emails from senders you care about. The Block feature makes it easy to get rid of pesky emails from a specific sender.”

Yahoo Mail block messages coming from a specific sender

“Block is located in the “More” drop-down menu that’s available from the inbox or when you have an email open. You have the options to block future emails from the selected sender and to automatically delete all existing emails from the sender – so you don’t have to manually search, select and delete the emails you don’t want.”