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LinkedIn Gets A Brand New Messaging System

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  • September 25, 2015

LinkedIn is not known to be particularly user-friendly, and I think most of you will agree, that it at least needs a revamp. And in this day and age, with most other social platforms constantly spitting out improvements, the least one could do, is update the way that users communicate. So, LinkedIn just did that, rolling out a brand new messaging system for its users. 

Up until now, LinkedIn had structured it’s messaging like an email client – a really old one actually. Did you ever find it difficult to figure out whether you’ve replied to someone on LinkedIn? Well, even if you did figure that out by going to the “Sent” tab, you’d still find it hard to follow conversations on the platform. Today all that changes, as LinkedIn does us all a favour by rolling out its new web and mobile messaging system.

wersm-linkedin-gets-a-brand-new-messaging-systemSeeing the changes made me think of Facebook Messenger straight away – this is obviously where the inspiration came from. It even gives you the ability to send people stickersGIFs, or to attach files – images and documents for example. You can also message multiple people at the same time (group contacts) which is incredibly handy for people who discuss thing in groups, or who would like to announce things to a group of friends or business connections.

All I can say is “LinkedIn, well done! Welcome to the real world. Keep it up!”… In any case, it seems like we might be seeing many more similar changes in the near future. By the looks of it, the company is onto it, with many new ideas in the pipeline.

We’re excited about concepts like intelligent messaging assistants that can help suggest people you should message or provide you with relevant information about that person before you start a conversation. Or the possibilities with voice and video to make conversations more compelling.

English-language users will see the update first, as will those who update their mobile apps (iOS and Android). The rollout should be global in the next few weeks or months.

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