Yahoo Updates Toolbar, Adds Bookmarks

Yahoo’s launched a new version of their toolbar today and adding some cool new bookmarking options. Chris Sherman has the full details.

Yahoo has also made it easier to organize your bookmarks with this new version. “If you have a huge list of bookmarks, the new version of Yahoo bookmarks allows you to organize those in a very convenient fashion,” said Tomi Poutanen, Yahoo’s director of product management for social search.

The bookmarking feature uses folders as an organizing scheme. You can save a bookmarked page directly into an existing folder, or create a new one on the fly as you’re saving a bookmark. You can also manage your bookmarks later and create as many new folders as you like.

Yahoo hopes to use the new bookmarking tools to introduce users to the hip new world of “tagging”. The company has 20 million toolbar users who are not as comfortable sharing their bookmarks and certainly don’t know much about tagging.

It’s a smart move to have 20m people helping you refine the content of the web!