Yahoo today announced the launch of the new contact cards which will be available every time users hover over a person’s name in a message, or when composing an email on Yahoo Mail. 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. This feature will help users to get details right away, without leaving their inbox.
The new feature is powered by Xobni technology. 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.
To see Facebook information, users will first need to link their 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.