Yahoo App on Android Gets a Refresh in the U.S.

By Matthew Wee, Senior Product Manager, Mobile

We recently gave the Yahoo app on iPhone a new look and we’ve heard great feedback from our community.  Today, we’re bringing that same refined and vibrant experience to Android users in the U.S. We’ve added interactive features, such as photo slideshows, community polls, and an image slider that allows you to see photos transform before your eyes, to make our 12 digital magazines even more engaging. For example:

  • Swipe through a slideshow on Yahoo Politics featuring compelling images from Iowa as America’s heartland approaches election year.
  • Discover Jennifer Lawrence’s transformation from beautiful actress to blue-skinned mutant for her character Mystique in X-Men on Yahoo Movies by swiping the image slider from right to left.
  • Vote for your favorite social media platform on Yahoo Tech. Which is it - Periscope or Meerkat?

In addition to these engaging features, we have brought our award-winning Yahoo Weather and Yahoo News Digest content to the top of the All Stories and News streams, respectively. Want to keep an eye on the stocks you follow? Swipe to the finance stream and you’ll find them at the top if you’re signed in. If you’re not, the Market Movers will be displayed at the top.

Android users in the U.S. should update the Yahoo app today to enjoy our new look and interactive experience! It’s also available to download for free in Google Play.

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There’s so much to be said for ambition and work ethic. The Golden Globe winner, who also has two Emmy nominations to his name, may have the brightest — and broadest — future ahead. Colfer is the author of the New York Times bestselling The Land of Stories middle grade book series, which will see its fourth entry released this summer. He also wrote, executive produced, and starred in Struck by Lightning and has been tasked with writing an adaptation of The Little Leftover Witch for the Disney Channel. Lastly, he’s been cast as famed playwright Noël Coward in an upcoming biopic. Not too shabby, right?