LinkedIn updated, adds support for the big tiles and speech recognition

The official LinkedIn app for Windows Phone has been bumped to version 1.5 and introduces a number of new features. The social network is geared towards business and is a place for co-workers to gather and networks to prosper. If you're looking for a solution to keep in touch with the professional side of your life, LinkedIn is a solid option. So what's new in the latest release?

The team have followed up the most recent update with some juicy Windows Phone 8 features. This is the change log for version 1.5 (published on the official Windows Phone Blog):

  • Live Tiles support (all three sizes - displays counters for both friends and messages)
  • Ability to set LinkedIn Today images as the lock screen background
  • Speech recognition support enables users to command LinkedIn (example: "LinkedIn. Inbox." or "LinkedIn. New status.")
  • More languages have been included, including French, German, Chinese and Spanish

It's a great update to better support Windows Phone 8 and take advantage of the larger (and smaller) tiles now available to consumers. You can download LinkedIn from the Windows Phone Store for free (both Windows Phone 7 and 8 supported). Thanks, Paras and aaa6112, for the heads up!

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Rich Edmonds
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.