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 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 welcoming you to “Try Focused Inbox.”

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Clicking the button shown above will automatically filter your messages into 2 tabs.

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

Considering there’s an AI aspect included it may take time for LinkedIn to learn your inbox preferences.

You’ll have the choice to move messages between tabs, or revert back to the conventional messaging experience if you do not enjoy 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 e-mail, a LinkedIn representative states:

“This feature is the most recent in a series of improvements we’ve made to help members have more productive discussions and link to chances through LinkedIn messaging. With discussions up nearly 20 percent because in 2015, we’re seeing more specialists on LinkedIn are turning to messaging to link and engage with each other.”

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

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