Yahoo has added new contact cards feature to its email service, which will be available every time users hover over a person’s name in a message, or when composing an email. According to Yahoo, contact cards provide the most vital information at a glance, including photo (or logo if it’s a company), phone number, job title, and links to social profiles including Facebook and Flickr. With this feature users can get answers, right away, without ever leaving their inbox.
The contact cards feature is powered by Xobni technology and the cards display information from your address book as well as Facebook and Flickr profiles (according to the contact’s privacy settings). In addition, the cards include up-to-date phone numbers that a contact may have emailed to you in the past. Now there’s no need to dig through your old emails or address book to find the right number.
Moreover, with above feature, you can quickly search for emails from a particular contact, compose a new email, add the person to your address book, edit the contact information or click on links to go visit their full Facebook or Flickr page. To see Facebook information, you’ll first need to link your Yahoo account to Facebook by following these steps: 1) click on the gear in the top right corner of Yahoo Mail 2) select settings and then accounts 3) click on connect to Facebook.