Creating a simpler, yet richer way, to access LinkedIn

January 26, 2022

When we launched LinkedIn Lite in 2017, our goal was to make the platform more accessible and help professionals in low-connectivity and low-bandwidth areas like India, better connect to opportunity.

Five years later, the world has digitized at an unprecedented pace, with huge improvements in Internet usage and mobile Internet speeds across the world. At the same time, we’ve seen a steady growth of our full version app in India — four times more than the global average — which provides members with enhanced features unavailable on LinkedIn Lite, such as the ability to customise their feed to dark mode and the full suite of messaging tools. We’ve also invested in our mobile web experience to make it more lightweight and bandwidth-sensitive, and added more features including more messaging tools, and the ability for members to customise their feed to dark mode. 

We have heard from our members in developing markets that our full version app and mobile web experience now better serve their needs. This is why we’ve made the decision to remove LinkedIn Lite from Android app stores on 27th January, 2022 and the Lite app will be deactivated on 15th March, 2022. Over the next few weeks, we will focus on helping our members make a smooth transition to our full version app or mobile web experience, whichever best suits their needs.

I am excited about our journey ahead, and look forward to continuing to work with our teams to  further enhance the LinkedIn experience. With an increased focus on simplifying how members access LinkedIn, we take another step towards bringing professionals closer to opportunities and their communities, and building a more equitable platform for all of our members. 

Members can log in to the full version app or mobile web experience using the same username and password they used for the LinkedIn Lite app. All their connections, messages, and profile details will automatically appear.