LinkedIn’s New Focused Inbox Surfaces More Appropriate Messages

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

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

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

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

Considering there’s an AI component included it may take some time for LinkedIn to discover your inbox choices.

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

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

In an email, a LinkedIn representative states:

“This function is the current in a series of improvements we’ve made to assist members have more efficient conversations and connect to opportunities through LinkedIn messaging. With discussions up nearly 20 percent since in 2015, we’re seeing more specialists on LinkedIn are turning to messaging to connect and engage with each other.”

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

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