Yahoo is letting customers update their Facebook status from within Yahoo Mail, and the capability will be rolled out in English-speaking countries including New Zealand, Australia, the US, UK and Canada.
To use the feature, customers must first link their Yahoo and Facebook accounts. They can do that by clicking "add to Facebook" in the status section of Yahoo Mail's What's New page and signing in with their Facebook credentials.
Once the accounts are linked, users can type a message in a status box that appears in Yahoo Mail and choose to post it on Facebook, on Yahoo or both. If they choose to post it on Yahoo, the status message shows up on their contacts' What's New page in Yahoo Mail.
The integration also displays people's Facebook profile photos within Yahoo emails. Clicking on the profile picture takes the recipient of the mail to that person's Facebook page.