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 aims to cut down on spam and surface more pertinent 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 determine essential messages, which it filters into the ‘Focused’ tab while the rest are sent out to the ‘Other’ tab.

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

You’ll have the choice to move messages between tabs, or revert back to the traditional messaging experience if you don’t take pleasure in the Focused Inbox.

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

In an e-mail, a LinkedIn representative states:

“This function is the latest in a series of enhancements we have actually made to assist members have more efficient discussions and connect to opportunities through LinkedIn messaging. With conversations up almost 20 percent since in 2015, we’re seeing more professionals on LinkedIn are relying on messaging to connect and engage with each other.”

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

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