LinkedIn has, finally, caught up with other social media sites.
Sure, the site’s proven to be a successful networking key for professionals but it’s always lacked the ability for users to effectively chat with other users. That’s all changed thanks to the introduction of a more streamlined messaging service that looks, feels and operates more like those found on other popular networking platforms.
“We’ve rebuilt everything from the ground up so you can expect a cleaner and more streamlined look and feel to help you start or keep a conversation going. We’ve also introduced a chat-style interface to allow for easy back and forth messaging,” explained LinkedIn’s Mark Hall in a blog post.
“We’ve also organized all the messages around the people that matter to you, which means you’ll be able to easily reference the last conversation you had right within the thread. We’ve also improved our push and email notifications to make it easier to stay on top of the conversations that are most relevant and important to you.”
The new platform has started to roll out to English-language users. Currently, it can be used both through desktop or an app on a mobile device. The new service also enables users to send photos and images.
Perhaps a little bit of a surprise, too, is the fact LinkedIn has decided to include emojis in the messenger platform. Even business professionals like a good smiley face or a sticker of a happy, little dog.