Voice Messaging on LinkedIn: Giving You More Ways to Have Conversations

July 26, 2018

Have you ever typed out a long message and thought about how much faster and easier it would be to say it out loud? To give you more ways to have conversations, we’ve now added the ability to record and send voice messages to your first degree connections of up to one minute in LinkedIn Messaging.

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.

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Why use voice messaging?

  • Easily message on-the-go: People speak about four times faster than they type, making voice messaging great for explaining longer or more complex ideas without the time and involvement of typing and editing a message. It’s also helpful for when you’re on the move and don’t have time to stop and type.

  • Get to it when you can: Leaving a voice message can often better for a recipient than calling them since they can listen and respond when they have a free moment.

  • Better express yourself: Speaking in your own voice allows you to build a more personal connection and effectively communicate. It’s easier for your tone and personality to come through, which can sometimes get lost in translation in written communications.

Ready to record?

  • Select a first degree connection to message, and then simply tap the microphone icon in the mobile messaging keyboard. Tap and hold on the microphone in the circle to record your voice message and release your finger to send.

  • If you want to cancel before sending, slide your finger away from the microphone icon while holding it down.

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Voice messaging is rolling out now in the LinkedIn app on iOS and Android, and you can receive voice messages on mobile and on web. This feature will be available globally to all members in the next few weeks and to learn more, check out our Help Center

We hope this makes it easier than ever to communicate when you want, how you want with your professional community.