LinkedIn has officially activated voice messages on its app. Employees can now send each minute minute voice clips – but the question is, will they want? (19459013) Carl Court | Getty Images )
Apparently out of the blue, LinkedIn has just added a new feature in the mobile app that lets users exchange voice messages ̵
The professional network platform claims that it's sometimes easier to say things high instead of writing long messages.
"Whether you respond while walking or multitasking, or need to provide in-depth explanation, voice messages enable you to communicate easily and quickly in your own voice with your connections," the company explained in a blog post.
Voice Announcement on LinkedIn Explained
Voice Recording Feature is scheduled to roll out in the coming weeks. It will be available in both the iOS and Android version of the LinkedIn app. Users will be able to receive messages on mobile and desktop. They can record minute long voice messages by touching the new microphone icon in the message keyboard.
"We hope this makes it easier than ever to communicate whenever you want, how you want with professional society," said LinkedIn. 19659005] Why has LinkedIn added voicemail?
LinkedIn provided three basic reasons why it adds voicemail:
One, convenience. The company believes that sending messages, as mentioned, is easier than writing them out. Two, delay. LinkedIn believes that leaving voice messaging instead of calling people is more convenient for recipients because they may not always be available. Three expressions. The company claims that users will be able to express themselves better by speaking loudly instead of writing.
There are quite reasonable arguments to of course do. Only LinkedIn is a professional networking platform, and it's probably not everyone friendly enough with their employees to leave voice messages. Such things feel more personal, intimate. That's precisely why it's best for friends, not people you work with. It is relatively rare, like TechCrunch notes, to call someone to discuss potential employment or recruitment, which LinkedIn is primarily for. Sending e-mails is perfectly acceptable in such scenarios.
In any case, there is only one option, and users will not be forced to send voice messages if they do not want to. If this proves to be widely used, it is easy to imagine that LinkedIn will follow up with more intimate communication methods. Just wait until it introduces video calls.
Microsoft bought LinkedIn in 2016 for almost $ 27 billion.
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