Last month, we continued our themes upgrade by adding the ability to upload an image or select a Flickr photo to be used as a background image (see Your Photo as Page Theme). We’re so pleased that you are enjoying the feature! Zoom! Personally, it’s great to walk around the Yahoo! office and see how many of my compatriots have personalized their My Yahoo! pages with Twilight, Hello Kitty, Star Wars and their kids dancing in fairy costumes. Stay tuned because we have more personalization goodness coming this year… Actually, this month… TEASE!
After reading through your comments on the blog, there are a few questions that I would like to answer:
1) Mike Crisler asks how to make My Yahoo! his homepage. Mike, enough people wanted to start their day with My Yahoo! that we created a simple step by step guide for setting it as your homepage. Just click here and follow the steps.
2) Dave wants to know if he can get My Yahoo! on his phone. Dave, I’d recommend starting here to find out which solution is best for your phone. I have an iPhone and use the Yahoo! app daily. I highly recommend downloading that one. Under ‘My Interests’, I can see most of the My Yahoo! apps I’ve added to my page but not all of them. We’re continuing to work on improving this.
3) Krystal, Joni and Cori can’t seem to find the image selection option. Well, it is a little bit hard to discover right now… we’ll work on that. Until then, click “Change Appearance”, then “Customize Theme”, and select either “Page Header” or “Page Background” from the little mini-page and the option to “Change Image” will be there.
4) Some of you have had trouble uploading photos… Make sure the image is the correct file format and is not greater than 256k in file size. A general rule is smaller images = smaller file size. We plan on offering some image manipulation tools in the product to make all of this easier. Look for those soon.
That’s it for now. My Yahoo! has been the #1 personalized start page since its inception and you are the ones that have made it so. Thanks for your support and we’ll keep trying to make your life a little easier to manage and a little bit better each day.
- My Yahoo! Product Lead