What to Know

  • Enable Tabs: Hover cursor over gear icon in toolbar > select Settings > Viewing email > enable Tabs > Save.
  • Use: With Tabs enabled > Preview pane closed: click messages, or not closed: double-click messages.

This article explains how to open multiple mail messages side-by-side in the Yahoo Mail desktop app.

This article describes a feature in the Yahoo Mail desktop app which is no longer available. You can open Yahoo Mail messages in separate tabs to view them side by side in your web browser.

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How to Enable Tabs for Multitasking in Yahoo Mail

To set up Yahoo Mail to open emails and search results in tabs:

  1. Hover the mouse cursor over the gear icon in the Yahoo Mail toolbar.

  2. Select Settings from the menu that shows.

  3. Open the Viewing email category.

  4. Make sure Tabs is selected under Multitasking.

  5. Select Save.

How to Open Multiple Emails Side by Side in Yahoo Mail

To open multiple messages side by side in Yahoo Mail tabs:

  1. Make sure Tabs are enabled for multitasking (see above).

  2. With the Yahoo Mail preview pane closed, click each message to open it in a separate tab.

  3. With the preview pane enabled, double-click the desired message.

    Alternatively, click the message once and press Enter.