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article imageLinkedIn launches new app that integrates with Windows 10

By James Walker     Jul 17, 2017 in Technology
LinkedIn has announced it is rolling out a new Windows app that lets you get notifications on your PC when people connect with you on the network. The Microsoft-owned platform is now better integrated with Windows, improving your productivity.
Microsoft announced the long-overdue Windows 10 app today. The company described it is as a "richer, more engaging" way to experience LinkedIn while using a Windows PC. In practice, the app offers little more content than the LinkedIn website though as it's using web wrapper technology.
The interface will be immediately familiar to LinkedIn users since the app just surfaces the website's content. LinkedIn has focused on adding support for native Windows 10 features such as Live Tiles and notifications that keep you up-to-date on the activities of your contacts.
You'll get a notification when someone sends you a message or requests to get in touch with you, letting you take action immediately. You can also track when people view your profile, get highlights from recent LinkedIn posts and stay on top of news that's relevant to you.
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Previously, the only way to stay informed of events on LinkedIn was to keep the website open or use the app on your phone. This workflow could be difficult while working on a PC. You'd still have to open the website to take action, consuming time and diverting your attention.
LinkedIn Windows 10 app
LinkedIn Windows 10 app
Microsoft / LinkedIn
The Windows 10 integration keeps you more informed on your LinkedIn connections, helping you monitor news in your industry and the activities of your professional connections. It also lets you remove LinkedIn from your pinned browser tabs, giving you a dedicated way to access the service that you can keep in the Start menu or on your taskbar.
"We want to give [LinkedIn members using a web browser] more options for how they connect with their professional world, so today we're excited to share that we are starting to roll out our LinkedIn app for Windows 10," said LinkedIn. "With our new desktop application, Windows 10 users can enjoy a richer, more engaging and connected LinkedIn experience."
The new app is available from today in the Windows Store worldwide. It's offered in 22 languages and should have rolled out globally by the end of the month. Windows 10 Mobile users hoping this app will also be available to them will be disappointed – because it's essentially a wrapper around LinkedIn's desktop website, it's not being offered on phones.
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