Xoopit To Become Yahoo Mail Exclusive

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 5, 2009
Updated • Dec 10, 2012
Internet, Yahoo

Xoopit, a company that was bought by Yahoo not long ago, developed email indexing and photo sharing technologies that have since then be integrated into Yahoo Mail. Gmail users, among others, were also able to make use of the interesting options that Xoopit provided through the use of the Xoopit for Gmail Firefox add-on.

Yahoo and Xoopit have now announced that they will discontinue the Xoopit services for Gmail, Facebook and basically any other service except for Yahoo Mail. Xoopit for Gmail and the Xoopit web service will be closing down on November 13. The Xoopit team has created a faq for Gmail and Xoopit users that is trying to address the most common questions.

Xoopit itself has been rebranded as the My Photos application in Yahoo Mail where it allows Yahoo Mail users to quickly look at all pictures that have been send to them. Additional features include photo uploading and sharing capabilities. The following video outlines the features that My Photos is offering to Yahoo Mail users.

The official reason for discontinuing support for Gmail is the following:

We’re sad to say goodbye to our users on Gmail but we know that we will not be able to keep investing in our Xoopit for Gmail product, and don't want you to end up with a lousy experience.

Many users on the other hand suspect that it has more to do with the competition between Yahoo Mail and Gmail that the service is discontinued.


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  1. helloyahoomail said on July 29, 2010 at 12:57 pm

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  2. Shady AbdelKarim said on January 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    I would like to share pictures froma Yahoo to Facebook like I am sharing pictures from Inbox to Facebook and Thanks.

    1. Jim D said on January 5, 2010 at 6:26 pm

      docuvana has a one-button “post to Facebook” utility that would allow you to do this.

  3. Jim D said on October 20, 2009 at 4:01 am

    We recently announced an express registration process for Xoopit and other Gmail users who wish to create docuvana accounts. Docuvana is a service that allows users to store, view, search and share the attachments in all of their email accounts through a unified web interface. You can view details here http://tinyurl.com/yzq7glf or visit the docuvana website for more information.

  4. Internet Novice said on October 15, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    What is Xoopit. Looks like something going in the pit.

  5. Internet Novice said on October 15, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    What is Xoopit?

  6. shle896 said on October 5, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    I used this service for my Gmail account for a while, but found it to be pretty irrelevant.

    A simple jpeg/gif, etc.. filter in my gmail account makes it easy to find my pictures.

    I also use filters to track my mp3’s and other files.

    Seems like Yahoo is always two steps behind Gmail.

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