Voice messaging is coming to your LinkedIn chats

LinkedIn has taken a number of steps in recent months to build out its chat experience, and it's continuing that process with its latest update. As announced in a new blog post (opens in new tab) today, LinkedIn is bringing voice messaging to your chats, letting you send audio messages of up to a minute in length to your contacts.

You'll be able to check your voice messages on mobile and the web, and getting started with them is fairly simple. Just tap the microphone icon on your mobile keyboard, then tap and hold the microphone in the circle to start recording. Once you release your finger from the microphone, your message will send. If you make a mistake before sending, you can slide your finger off of the microphone to cancel the message.

"Whether you're responding while walking or multitasking, or need to give an in-depth explanation, voice messages let you more easily and quickly communicate in your own voice with your connections," LinkedIn says.

It seems Microsoft and LinkedIn are attempting to make LinkedIn as capable as other dedicated messaging apps, such as Skype and Facebook Messenger, among others.

If you're curious, you can now send LinkedIn voice messages via the service's mobile apps.

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  • Will we see a Linkedin UWP app anytime soon?
  • This is not a bad idea from them. I could see this being useful.
  • Useful? Yes. But the 1 minute limit will kill some of the usefulness. Sometimes 1 minute is not enough to explain a situation. Of course you can argue you should just use a different platform which supports longer voice messages. But why switch to LinkedIn voice messages in the first place ;)? I communicate with my boss on a daily basis using Unigram (3rd party Telegram client) and while most of our messages reach below 1 minute, I have a few with 2 to 8 minute length.
  • Why not just have Skype replace this type of LinkedIn functionality. I am getting tired of all these functional duplications.
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