LinkedIn’s New Focused Inbox Surfaces More Appropriate Messages

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LinkedIn is updating its messaging experience with a brand-new ‘Focused Inbox,’ which aims to reduce spam and surface more appropriate messages.

The next time you login to LinkedIn and open your inbox you’ll see a notice inviting you to “Try Focused Inbox.”

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

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

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

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

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

In an e-mail, a LinkedIn representative states:

“This feature is the latest in a series of improvements we’ve made to help members have more efficient conversations and connect to chances through LinkedIn messaging. With conversations up nearly 20 percent since last year, we’re seeing more experts on LinkedIn are turning to messaging to link and engage with each other.”

LinkedIn’s Focused Inbox is now readily available around the world to all users.

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