LinkedIn adds Smart Replies to messaging

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Credit: https://blog.linkedin.com/2017/october/24/keep-the-conversation-going-with-new-smart-replies-in-linkedin-messaging

Everyone is integrating machine learning into their services these days. Google, Facebook and several chat apps have already added this technology, and we expect more to join the train. LinkedIn probably knows that the future of its messaging service depends on how it’s able to use machine learning to good use. LinkedIn on Tuesday announced that it is adding smart replies to its service to make messaging fun and easy.

Coming soon, we’ll be personalizing your smart replies further so that the suggestions are even more fitting for the conversation you’re having,” LinkedIn said.

It’s a new chapter in the story of the professional network platform, and one that ushers it into a world of machine learning. The smart learning tool will provide you with all kinds of phrases to use while you are chatting with your friends to keep conversation alive. For example, “if an old friend asks if you’re available to catch up over coffee next week, you may see suggestions like “Yes I am,” or “Sure!” or “What time?

Smart reply is rolling out globally in English in both LinkedIn app and on desktop. The Microsoft-owned company will probably add other languages in the near future. To use smart reply, simply go to your settings and follow the instructions—it’s very easy.

Video Credit: https://blog.linkedin.com/2017/october/24/keep-the-conversation-going-with-new-smart-replies-in-linkedin-messaging

Fresh from announcing that it’s replacing Skype for Business with Teams, Microsoft said it’s integrating LinkedIn profile into its apps. That means you can easily grow your LinkedIn network with everyone you collaborate with. To make this absolutely easy, the company is adding Profile Cards to its Office 365 apps. Viewing your contact’s info won’t be the only thing you will be allowed to do with the new integration, you will also be able to add contacts right from within the app.

Recently, LinkedIn announced that its user base had reached 500 million—a figure that reflects how far the company has come. A breakdown of the very important landmark, according to Aatif Awan Vice President, Growth & International Products, shows that the professional network group has more than 10 million jobs listed, more than 9 million company profiles, and over 100,000 business articles published each week. The professional network group presented its facts behind the figure with fun infographic that can be viewed last April.

Just as we have changed the way the world connects to opportunity, this relationship with Microsoft, and the combination of their cloud and LinkedIn’s network, now gives us a chance to also change the way the world works,” LinkedIn’s CEO Jeff Weiner stated in a press statement on Monday. “For the last 13 years, we’ve been uniquely positioned to connect professionals to make them more productive and successful, and I’m looking forward to leading our team through the next chapter of our story.”

Let us know if you have tried smart replies and how the feature helped you in your conversation with friends. You can share your views with us by using the comment box below.


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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