The well-known social network for professionals, LinkedIn, has been in the hands of Microsoft for some time. Since its acquisition, the Redmond giant has wasted no time, introducing numerous improvements that, in the end, have turned LinkedIn into one of the leading professional social networks.
Thanks to some new information shared by TechCrunch, we have discovered that LinkedIn will soon receive a new platform for events that will arrive in beta phase, and that will focus, in its first version, on events held by audio. This first version will arrive in beta at the end of this month, according to the source.
It is important to note that this first version will only be the “aperitif”, since the main course will come later with the launch of a second version that will be prepared for the events carried out via video. This second version should start arriving sometime this spring, although we do not have a specific date.
The attached picture shows how could that platform look of LinkedIn audio events. It does not have to coincide with the final design, but the truth is that in general it is quite successful, and the final design may not differ too much from what we see in that image.
Among the most important functions that this new platform will include are, for example, the possibility of record the events, so that they can then be played on demand (at any time), different moderation options for discussions, options for participants to communicate with each other both during and after the event and also an intuitive interface to make it friendly and Easy to use.
We will have to wait to see what results LinkedIn gets with this new events platform. Microsoft has already tried to introduce important new features in this well-known social network, but not all of them were equally successful. For example, LinkedIn Live is used by only 1.5 million creators in this social network, which has more than 800 million members, and the “Stories” arrived in 2020, but were discarded in less than a year due to their weakness. reception.