LinkedIn’s New Focused Inbox Surfaces More Relevant Messages

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LinkedIn is upgrading its messaging experience with a brand-new ‘Focused Inbox,’ which intends to minimize spam and surface more relevant messages.

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

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

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

Thinking about there’s an AI component involved it might take some time for LinkedIn to discover 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 change in uptick in direct messaging, which the business states is up 20% compared to in 2015.

In an email, a LinkedIn representative states:

“This function is the current in a series of enhancements we’ve made to assist members have more productive conversations and connect to chances through LinkedIn messaging. With conversations up nearly 20 percent because 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 offered around the world to all users.

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