LinkedIn Just Added Several Ways to Make Messaging Easier

Users can now send messages from anywhere on the desktop site

LinkedIn continues to roll out updates, focusing on its messaging features Thursday.

The professional network introduced changes that allow users to send messages from anywhere on its desktop site, and it also began providing relevant suggestions for who users looking for new jobs should message (pictured above), based on mutual connections, as well as quick replies for responding to messages.

Sammy Shreibati, who works on product for LinkedIn, offered more details on the new messaging features in a blog post:

We’ve made messaging easier to use and more accessible from anywhere on the LinkedIn desktop experience. Whether you’re reconnecting with a former colleague, searching for a job or looking for a potential candidate, you now have the ability to start an instant conversation. This means that you’ll never lose context when reaching out to your network. For example, you can have a conversation with a connection without ever leaving their profile, or reach out to someone directly from the LinkedIn feed.

To make your job search even easier, we’ve added relevant suggestions within messaging on the Jobs and Company pages to help you start a conversation. For example, when looking at a job posting at a company you’re interested in, we’ll show you which of your connections work there, or who can introduce you to someone at the company.

If you’re responding to a message, we’ve also made it easier for you to reply quickly with one simple tap on mobile—for example, “Thanks” and “I’ll get back to you.”