LinkedIn’s New Focused Inbox Surfaces More Pertinent Messages

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LinkedIn is upgrading its messaging experience with a new ‘Focused Inbox,’ which aims to reduce spam and surface more relevant messages.

The next time you login to LinkedIn and open your inbox you’ll see an alert inviting you to “Try Focused Inbox.”

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Clicking on the button shown above will instantly filter your messages into two tabs.

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

Thinking about there’s an AI aspect involved it might take some time for LinkedIn to discover your inbox choices.

You’ll have the choice to move messages in between tabs, or revert back to the standard messaging experience if you do not take pleasure 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 have actually made to help members have more efficient discussions and connect to opportunities through LinkedIn messaging. With discussions up almost 20 percent given that in 2015, we’re seeing more professionals on LinkedIn are relying on messaging to link and engage with each other.”

LinkedIn’s Focused Inbox is now offered around the world to all users.

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