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Yahoo! India dons a new look

Yahoo! launched the new homepage for its US users in February 2013, and has now extended it to other countries.

Yahoo! has launched a new design of its website for India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. The design dons a cleaner look and gives users better personalisation features that were earlier unavailable. This new homepage is modelled on the Yahoo! US page.

Yahoo! India dons a new look
Yahoo! India dons a new look
Yahoo launched the new homepage for its US users in February 2013, and has now extended it to other countries. The new homepage also allows endless scrolling which was earlier not even an option and is now available to users. Users can now check out news stories as they scroll. This feature gets rid of the need to click for more content.

Besides, the website also allows viewing of local weather, horoscope, trending stories, Flickr photos, stocks and upcoming birthdays (through Facebook sign in).

This new homepage comes just a few days after Yahoo! decided to block Facebook and Google sign-ins to use its services. Once signed in to Yahoo!, users can save stories to read later. To do this, every story has a 'Y' button next to it which enables stories to be saved when that button is clicked.

The new look will eventually be reflected on Yahoo's other sectional sites such as Cricket, Finance, Movies, and Lifestyle, in addition to Yahoo's five local-language Indian pages.

The portal and search engine, through this change, is trying to make a comeback on the leader's table in India, particularly in emails and search.

Yahoo! recently acquired the start up, Vizify, that lets people create infographics and videos out of social data. It lets people create interactive visualisations based on data involving what they share online, creating a type of internet biography.