LinkedIn’s New Focused Inbox Surfaces More Relevant Messages

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

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

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Clicking the button revealed above will automatically filter your messages into two tabs.

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

Considering there’s an AI component involved it might require time for LinkedIn to learn your inbox choices.

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

LinkedIn is making this modification 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 current in a series of enhancements we’ve made to assist members have more productive conversations and link to chances through LinkedIn messaging. With discussions 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 worldwide to all users.

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