LinkedIn’s new desktop app arrives on Windows 10
LinkedIn is nowadays launching its official desktop application for Windows 10. Allowing the Microsoft-owned professional social networking service to be more deeply integrated into the operating system. Through features like the Windows 10 Start Menu, a pinnable Live Tile, and Action Center notifications. These alerts will include things like new messages in your LinkedIn inbox, updates about who’s viewed your profile, trending news stories in your industry, and other highlights, the company says. LinkedIn’s new Windows 10 app brings invite notifications straight to your PC. Users can configure which alerts they’d like to see from the Notifications tab inside the app, LinkedIn’s blog post notes. Microsoft closed on its $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn in December. LinkedIn’s new Windows app integrates directly with Windows 10. Then noting its plans to bring LinkedIn identity to Microsoft’s productivity applications, like Office and Outlook. The ability to draft resumes and apply for jobs via Microsoft Word. LinkedIn integration with Active Directory, and LinkedIn notifications in the Windows Action Center, among several other things. Microsoft is finally bringing desktop apps to the Windows Store.
This latter item is being addressed with the launch of the new Windows 10 application. Which sends out its updates in real-time – a move that could make LinkedIn feel like a more active network, with timely news and information, rather than a place that many people today only think to check when they’re looking to change jobs. Microsoft Is Bringing LinkedIn to Your Desktop in a New Windows 10 App. The LinkedIn app itself looks like a basic web wrapper version for Windows 10, with notification support and a Live Tile. Notifications can be managed in the app, so you don’t have to get a pop-up for every part of LinkedIn. You won’t get spammed with unwanted notifications. LinkedIn, whose user base is 40 percent desktop users, also rolled out an update to its desktop experience on the web in January. Microsoft-owned LinkedIn now has a new app for Windows 10. The new Windows 10 app is beginning to roll out to the Windows Store today and will be available in 22 languages at launch. Microsoft is starting to roll out LinkedIn within the Windows Store today, and it will be available in all LinkedIn markets by the end of the month.