Dedicated LinkedIn app is coming to Windows 10 screens near you

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LinkedIn users are set to benefit from a new app.

More than a year since its acquisition of LinkedIn for $26bn, Microsoft is finally bringing an integrated LinkedIn app to Windows 10 machines.

This means that users will get live updates on Tiles and within the Action Center on their computers.

‘The Windows 10 Action Centre will serve as your hub for LinkedIn updates about you, your content and your connections’
– HERMES ALVAREZ

Microsoft will roll out the LinkedIn app in the Windows Store from today and it will be available in all LinkedIn markets by the end of the month.

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Dedicated Linkedin app is coming to Windows 10

How LinkedIn looks baked into Windows 10. Image: Microsoft

“With the app, we are giving Windows 10 customers a better way to keep up with what’s happening in their professional world that is accessible and tailored for Windows 10,” explained Hermes Alvarez, product manager at LinkedIn.

The new app will be easily accessible from your Start menu and taskbar, and you can also pin a Live Tile so that when you click on Start, you get important highlights.

“With Windows 10 Action Center, LinkedIn for Windows 10 delivers real-time professional updates, including new messages, insights on who’s viewed your profile, trending news in your industry and other timely highlights on your professional network,” Alvarez said.

The app will launch in 22 languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (simplified), Arabic, Danish, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Turkish, Swedish, Chinese (traditional), Czech, Indonesian, Thai, Malay and Romanian.

“The LinkedIn app for Windows 10 also gives you full control over the types of updates that you’d like to hear about,” Alvarez said.

“The Windows 10 Action Center will serve as your hub for LinkedIn updates about you, your content and your connections. You can manage which updates you’d like to receive in the Action Center directly from the Notifications tab inside the app.”

Windows 10 on an easel. Image: Tanuha2001/Shutterstock

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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