LinkedIn’s New Focused Inbox Surfaces More Pertinent Messages

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LinkedIn is updating 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 inviting you to “Try Focused Inbox.”

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Clicking the button shown above will immediately filter your messages into two tabs.

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

Thinking about there’s an AI element included it might take time for LinkedIn to learn your inbox preferences.

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

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

In an email, a LinkedIn representative states:

“This function is the most recent in a series of improvements we have actually made to assist members have more productive conversations and link to chances through LinkedIn messaging. With discussions up nearly 20 percent since last year, 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 worldwide to all users.

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