Published On: Mon, Jul 17th, 2017

LinkedIn’s new desktop app arrives on Windows 10

LinkedIn is currently rising a central desktop focus for Windows 10, permitting the Microsoft-owned veteran amicable networking use to be some-more deeply integrated into a handling complement by facilities like a Windows 10 Start Menu, a pinnable Live Tile, and Action Center notifications. These alerts will embody things like new messages in your LinkedIn inbox, updates about who’s noticed your profile, trending news stories in your industry, and other highlights, a association says.

Users can configure that alerts they’d like to see from a Notifications add-on inside a app, LinkedIn’s blog post notes.

Microsoft sealed on a $26.2 billion merger of LinkedIn in December, afterwards observant a skeleton to pierce LinkedIn temperament to Microsoft’s capability applications, like Office and Outlook; a ability to breeze resumés and request for jobs around Microsoft Word; LinkedIn formation with Active Directory; and LinkedIn notifications in a Windows Action Center, among several other things.

This latter object is being addressed with a launch of a new Windows 10 application, that sends out a updates in real-time – a pierce that could make LinkedIn feel like a some-more active network, with timely news and information, rather than a place that many people currently usually consider to check when they’re looking to change jobs.

At a time of a acquisition, LinkedIn had over 400 million users worldwide, that creates it a largest veteran amicable networking site in existence. In April, a association announced it had grown to 500 million users across 200 countries around a world, that represented 10+ million active jobs, entrance to 9+ million companies, and some-more than 100,000 articles published each week. Simply put, that’s a lot of business-related information for Microsoft to tie into by this new, integrated desktop experience.

The launch of a Windows 10 focus comes shortly after Microsoft announced a skeleton to depreciate a Windows mobile app, that will be close down on Aug 30, 2017. The company’s matter during a time pronounced that Microsoft’s efforts were instead focused on building out a new LinkedIn desktop app, that would arrive this summer – as it has today. Mobile users, meanwhile, could use a site from a mobile web if they chose, pronounced Microsoft.

LinkedIn, whose user bottom is 40 percent desktop users, also rolled out an refurbish to a desktop knowledge on a web in January.

The new Windows 10 app is currently commencement to hurl out to a Windows Store, and will be accessible in 22 languages during launch.

The list of upheld languages includes 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.

The app will be accessible to all LinkedIn markets by a finish of a month.

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