LinkedIn’s New Focused Inbox Surfaces More Pertinent Messages

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LinkedIn is upgrading its messaging experience with a brand-new ‘Focused Inbox,’ which aims to minimize spam and surface more appropriate messages.

The next time you login to LinkedIn and open your inbox you’ll see a notice welcoming you to “Try Focused Inbox.”

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Clicking on the button revealed above will immediately filter your messages into two tabs.

Focused Inbox utilizes AI to identify crucial messages, which it filters into the ‘Focused’ tab while the remainder are sent out to the ‘Other’ tab.

Considering there’s an AI aspect included it might take time for LinkedIn to discover your inbox preferences.

You’ll have the alternative to move messages between tabs, or revert back to the traditional messaging experience if you do not delight in the Focused Inbox.

LinkedIn is making this modification in uptick in direct messaging, which the business states is up 20% compared to in 2015.

In an e-mail, a LinkedIn representative states:

“This feature is the current in a series of enhancements we’ve made to assist members have more productive discussions and link to opportunities through LinkedIn messaging. With conversations up nearly 20 percent because last year, we’re seeing more professionals on LinkedIn are turning to messaging to link and engage with each other.”

LinkedIn’s Focused Inbox is now readily available worldwide to all users.

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