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LinkedIn Battles Spam with Focused Inbox

To combat the increasing amount of spam users face, LinkedIn is adding Microsoft’s Focused Inbox feature from Outlook.


One of the best things about historically is that it has always been a focused platform. Unlike the general model of sites like Facebook, LinkedIn is business oriented. It has usually been able to stay away from bot accounts and spam messages you see on other social media. However, in this year millions of bot accounts have flooded the platform while spam messages are increasing.

So, users who were accustomed to clean inboxes now have cluttered messages, most of which are useless. To combat this, LinkedIn is bringing the Focused Inbox feature to global customers.

If you are unfamiliar with Focused Inbox, it makes email management easier. This is achieved by two separate folders that separate emails. The main folder is called ‘Primary' and holds the most common and important contacts. The second folder will be for non-important emails. Of course, users can tag which mails will be sorted as important or not.

already uses the Focused Inbox in Windows and it is available in Outlook. LinkedIn is next, allowing users on the network to separate emails into “Focused” and “Other” categories.

How it Works

In a previous blog post, LinkedIn describes how Focused Inbox works on its platform:

“It is an intelligent, dual-tabbed inbox that makes it easier to find and respond to the messages that matter most by categorizing incoming messages into two tabs: “Focused” and “Other”. Your most relevant messages will appear on the Focused tab while the rest remain easily accessible on the Other tab. You can also easily move messages between the tabs. Over time, your inbox will become smarter and smarter based on how you use it. Stay tuned for further updates. “

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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