LinkedIn app lands on Windows 10

LinkedIn Windows 10

You may not need an app to access LinkedIn from a Windows 10 PC, but the Microsoft-owned professional social network believes that it can offer users something that a browser cannot: a better user experience.

The LinkedIn app for Windows 10, which is rolling out now in Windows Store, promises to be "more engaging and fully integrated" with the operating system, thanks to features like real-time notifications and trending news.

"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," says Microsoft.

It looks pretty similar to the LinkedIn you are familiar with in the browser, and that's because there is no fancy UI here for Windows 10 users. However, it does give you notifications for new messages and highlights from your network, and tells you who's visited your profile in the Action Center.

It is not a whole lot over what you can already do in the browser, if you really think about it, but the integration with the Windows 10 Action Center can be pretty useful if you do not want to keep a tab open all the time in your browser just for LinkedIn.

LinkedIn says that it will be available in all the markets that it supports by the end of the month, with Microsoft adding that it will be available in 22 languages.

The launch of LinkedIn on Windows 10 comes a little over half a year after Microsoft's acquisition of the professional social network was completed. The software giant paid $26.2 billion for the company.

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