As of recently, on Tuesday, the famous social platform’s messaging service gets a revamp, as you will be able to add emojis, GIFs and stickers to your LinkedIn messages. Therefore, they intend to make the messaging feature more interactive, appealing and more user-friendly. Perhaps many LinkedIn users will be happy about all this, as they will likely be more caught up by the platform.
Previously, LinkedIn did not have an instant messaging option, unlike its rivals Google+, Twitter or Instagram, but rather an InMail feature, which implied you were sending someone a professional e-mail.
The new chat interface is still available both for desktop and mobile device users, and, moreover, you will be able to attach photos, documents, and, as above mentioned, GIFs, stickers and emojis.
Now you will be able to message a group of contacts simultaneously. The feature will be useful provided you intend to coordinate a strategy at your next conference.
The LinkedIn personnel said that they wanted to extend the messaging experience on their social networking platform. They want to implement concepts that give you enough information regarding a person with whom you want to initiate a conversation. Also, in order for conversations to be more interactive, they want to add voice and video features.
They also stated that the possibilities were endless, as they wanted to enhance the features of their messaging app further on. They reported that
“we know we can put a unique LinkedIn spin on the kinds of conversations you are already having in a professional setting.”
They said in their official blog post that professionals would benefit from an easier way to communicate with their peers. According to the LinkedIn staff, the last conversation a user had can easily be accessed, being featured within the thread. Email notifications will announce you about the most important conversations you’ve had so far. The staff said that
“we believe conversations make everything you do on LinkedIn more meaningful and powerful.”
The company finally revealed that the features would be available for Android, iOS and Web, but, at first, for their English speaking community. International LinkedIn users will benefit from these changes later on, in the proximate weeks.
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