LinkedIn’s New Focused Inbox Surfaces More Relevant Messages

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LinkedIn is updating its messaging experience with a brand-new ‘Focused Inbox,’ which intends to reduce 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 automatically filter your messages into 2 tabs.

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

Thinking about there’s an AI aspect involved it might require time for LinkedIn to learn your inbox choices.

You’ll have the alternative 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 company states is up 20% compared to last year.

In an email, a LinkedIn representative states:

“This function is the latest 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 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 offered worldwide to all users.

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