LinkedIn’s New Focused Inbox Surfaces More Pertinent Messages

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LinkedIn is updating its messaging experience with a brand-new ‘Focused Inbox,’ which intends to cut down on spam and surface area more appropriate messages.

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

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

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

Considering there’s an AI element included it might take time for LinkedIn to learn your inbox choices.

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

LinkedIn is making this change in uptick in direct messaging, which the company says is up 20% compared to in 2015.

In an email, a LinkedIn representative states:

“This feature is the most recent in a series of improvements we have actually made to help members have more productive discussions and link to chances through LinkedIn messaging. With conversations up nearly 20 percent considering that 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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