Yahoo on Tuesday announced it has integrated Dropbox into its email service for quicker and easier attachments.
The integration will allow users to send, receive, and manage Dropbox files within Yahoo Mail. Users will be able to quickly select files from their Dropbox account to include as an attachment in Yahoo Mail, and easily save any attachments they receive via email into their Dropbox account.
"This integration allows you to share and store files more easily, whether they are vacation photos or important documents like tax returns and research papers," David McDowell, senior director of product management for Yahoo Mail, wrote in a blog post Tuesday. "And, because files can be stored in your Dropbox account online, it's easy to find the files you want even when you are away from your desktop."
The new feature will be rolling out globally in Yahoo Mail for the Web in English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian.
Those new to Dropbox will be able to create an account for the cloud storage service from within Yahoo Mail. To do so, click on any attachment in Yahoo Mail, then select "Save all to," then "Save to Dropbox." From there, follow the instructions on the screen to set up a new Dropbox account.
To save files into a Dropbox account from Yahoo Mail, simply open an attachment and click "Save to Dropbox." To send a new attachment from Dropbox in Yahoo Mail, click the dropdown next to the paperclip icon and select "Share from Dropbox."
"As we've said before, we're focused on making Yahoo Mail easy," McDowell said. "The way we see it, you should be able to go into your inbox, do what you need to do and move on with your day."
The integration comes shortly after Dropbox acquired email app Mailbox, which aims to simplify the email experience on mobile.