LinkedIn Messaging Gets Overhaul For A More Casual Chat Experience With Connections

Lightweight conversations have made their way to LinkedIn thanks to the new messaging experience. Now with 100% more GIFs, Stickers and Emojis!

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While LinkedIn is the go-to social destination for professionals, it has lacked one thing that most users crave: conversations. A new messaging experience released by LinkedIn makes conversing with your connections a breeze. The new messaging feature, which was built from scratch, allows for one-to-one conversations, as well as group chat.


The biggest change to LinkedIn messaging is the true “chat” experience. Instead of messaging, users will engage in lighter conversations. Of course, there is no better way to communicate than with either an emoji, a sticker or a GIF, so LinkedIn added support for all those formats, as well.

Maybe the most powerful aspect of the new messaging is the group chat. Users can message groups of like-minded folks in a true conversation format:


This new messaging experience is now live for English-speaking members around the world on the Desktop, iOS and Android.  For more information, see the official release from LinkedIn.


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Greg Finn
Greg Finn is the Director of Marketing for Cypress North, a company that provides world-class social media and search marketing services and web & application development. He has been in the Internet marketing industry for 10+ years and specializes in Digital Marketing. You can also find Greg on Twitter (@gregfinn) or LinkedIn.

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