LinkedIn Rolls Out Overhauled Messaging Service

LinkedIn Rolls Out Overhauled Messaging Service

This Tuesday, May 7, 2013 file photo shows LinkedIn's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters. LinkedIn reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
This Tuesday, May 7, 2013 file photo shows LinkedIn’s Mountain View, Calif., headquarters. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

(Reuters) – LinkedIn Corp on Tuesday rolled out a revamped messaging service along the lines of modern chat apps, departing from its unpopular design that resembled email.

The new service will include features such as GIFs and stickers to add a “little extra personality” to user’s chats, the company said in a blog post. (bit.ly/1KoRHYr)

The messaging service now has improved push and email notifications and messages are organized in a chat-style format with conversation threads akin to most messaging apps today such as Facebook Inc’s Messenger and WhatsApp.

LinkedIn, which operates the biggest social networking site for professionals, has started to roll out the new messaging service to English-language users accessing its platform via a desktop or through an app.

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