LinkedIn’s New Focused Inbox Surfaces More Relevant Messages

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

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

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

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

Thinking about there’s an AI aspect involved it may take time for LinkedIn to learn your inbox choices.

You’ll have the alternative 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 business states is up 20% compared to last year.

In an e-mail, a LinkedIn representative states:

“This function is the latest in a series of enhancements we’ve made to help members have more efficient discussions and connect to opportunities through LinkedIn messaging. With discussions up nearly 20 percent given that in 2015, we’re seeing more professionals 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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