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 pertinent messages.

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

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Clicking on the button revealed above will instantly filter your messages into 2 tabs.

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

Considering there’s an AI aspect involved it may take time for LinkedIn to learn your inbox preferences.

You’ll have the option to move messages between tabs, or revert back to the conventional messaging experience if you don’t delight in the Focused Inbox.

LinkedIn is making this change in uptick in direct messaging, which the business says 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 conversations and connect to opportunities through LinkedIn messaging. With conversations up nearly 20 percent since last year, we’re seeing more professionals on LinkedIn are turning to messaging to connect and engage with each other.”

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

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