LinkedIn's new Windows app integrates directly with Windows 10

James Marshall
July 17, 2017

Microsoft has referred to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for months now - a name change so late in the game is likely to cause confusion for consumers as they read about two differently named updates. These alerts will include things like new messages in your LinkedIn inbox, updates about who's viewed your profile, trending news stories in your industry, and other highlights, the company says.

Late past year, when Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn was finalized, CEO Satya Nadella said making available LinkedIn notifications in the Windows 10 Action Center would be one of the company's first priorities.

The setup hopes to make users see LinkedIn more as an active social networking site than a job searching site that happens to have some social aspects. The user number has now grown to 500M. This new app delivers on that promise. There is no word on if and when the application will come to Windows 10 Mobile, as it would appear that the application is only a web wrapper, with the added benefit of support for native Windows 10 features. Last week, the company began emailing users to inform them that its app for Windows phones will be killed off at the end of August, advising them to access LinkedIn via the browser on their devices instead.

LinkedIn, whose user base is 40 percent desktop users, also rolled out an update to its desktop experience on the web in January.

The app will be available in 22 languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (simplified), Arabic, Danish, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Turkish, Swedish, Chinese (traditional), Czech, Indonesian, Thai, Malay, and Romanian.

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