- Add images to the body of your Yahoo Mail messages
- Copy and paste the embedded image into Yahoo Mail
- Drag and drop embedded image to Yahoo Mail
- Using Embedded Images in the Yahoo Mail App
- Why use inline images?
Add images to the body of your Yahoo Mail messages
While you can send any image as an attachment using Yahoo Mail, it is also possible to embed inline images in a Yahoo Mail message thanks to its rich text editor. This way, the image appears next to your text and recipients don’t have to download files to view them.
The instructions in this article apply to the standard web version of Yahoo Mail and the Yahoo Mail mobile app for iOS and Android.
Copy and paste the embedded image into Yahoo Mail
The easiest way is to copy and paste the image into your post.
Right click on the image and select To copy .
Or left click on the image and click ctrl+c (for Windows) or Command+C (for Mac) to copy it.
Right click in your Yahoo Mail message where you want to add an image and select Insert .
Or left click on the location where you want to place the image and click Ctrl+V (for Windows) or Command+V (for Mac) to paste it.
Hover over the image and select Ellipses ( … ) in the top right corner of the image to adjust the image size.
Enter text before or after the image to add context.
You can add as many inline images as you want, as long as your post is less than 25MB.
Drag and drop embedded image to Yahoo Mail
You can also drag and drop an image from the web or your computer into your Yahoo Mail message.
Open the website or folder that contains the image and place the page next to Yahoo Mail.
Click and drag the image onto the message body.
Release the mouse button to insert the image into your message. Adjust the image size and add text as desired.
Using Embedded Images in the Yahoo Mail App
Adding inline images to messages you send through the Yahoo Mail mobile app is even easier. When composing a message:
Click on the plus ( + ) in the lower right corner.
Click the icon Pictures on the left side of the pop-up toolbar.
Click on your image to select it and then click To invest in the upper right corner.
Even if you choose To invest the image is displayed inline.
While you can’t resize the image, you can add text before or after it.
Why use inline images?
Using embedded images can make your messages easier to understand. For example, let’s say you have some photos that you want to share. If you write descriptions for each photo in text and send the images as attachments, the recipient may not know which text refers to which image. Inline images allow you to add text before and after each image to give it some context, and the images will appear when the reader views the post.
Another advantage is that the recipient doesn’t have to download anything, so they don’t have to worry about saving the file to their computer. If they want to upload images, they can do so by right clicking on the embedded image and Save image as .