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LinkedIn and Twitter Info Now Available in Yahoo Mail Contact Cards

Posted on 4.16.2015

Yahoo has teamed up with LinkedIn and Twitter to update its Mail Contact Cards.

Earlier this month Yahoo Mail launched a caller ID-like feature to bring users contact information in the inbox. Now Yahoo is sharing even more contact information via partnerships with LinkedIn and Twitter. In fact, the partnerships will enable users to see names for email addresses, profile photos and links to social profiles.

“LinkedIn also provides us with up-to-date company and title information,” the company announcement states. “With Twitter, search results pages and contact details for people may now feature their recent Tweets if they are active on Twitter. Both integrations are dependent on the email address you have for a contact being the one associated with their social profile. This new LinkedIn and Twitter information combines with our existing data to create perfect contact cards with vital information at a glance, including photo (or logo if it’s a company), phone number and job title.”

According to Yahoo, the new information compliments the company’s existing data to create Contact Cards with important information, including a photo, phone number and job title. To take advantage of Yahoo’s integration with Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn and Twitter, users must click on the gear icon in the top right corner of Yahoo Mail. Then, users must select “Settings,” followed by “Accounts” and choose “Connect” next to the desired account. From the Contact Card, users will be able to click on links to visit complete social profiles.

The LinkedIn and Twitter integrations are currently being rolled out to desktop users in the U.S.

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