LinkedIn announced a new messaging feature that is more in line with similar features from Facebook and Twitter than its current private messaging feature.
The company describes it as an “easier and more lightweight” way to have professional conversations with LinkedIn connections.
“We’ve rebuilt everything from the ground up so you can expect a cleaner and more streamlined look and feel to help you start or keep a conversation going,” says LinkedIn’s Mark Hull. “We’ve also introduced a chat-style interface to allow for easy back and forth messaging. We’ve also organized all the messages around the people that matter to you, which means you’ll be able to easily reference the last conversation you had right within the thread. We’ve also improved our push and email notifications to make it easier to stay on top of the conversations that are most relevant and important to you.”
“In addition to being able to attach photos and documents to your messages, now you can also add stickers, emojis and GIFs to insert a little extra personality into the conversations you’re having 1:1 or with a group on the new messaging experience,” adds Hull. “This means, the next time you want to set up a coffee follow up, you can use this sticker.”
LinkedIn says the new experience “has started to ramp today” to English-speaking users around the world. You’ll be able to use it on the web, iOS and Android. It will come to other languages in the coming weeks.
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