LinkedIn is bringing smart replies to its messaging platform in an effort to help keep conversations going.
Finding the time to reply to messages on LinkedIn can be a challenge, the company admits, but failure to respond could result in missed opportunities.
LinkedIn promises to shave time off the process of sending messages back and forth with its new smart replies.
Smart replies are suggested responses you can send with a quick tap. However, they’re not your average cookie-cutter replies.
Machine learning is used to suggest responses that are contextual and relevant to the current conversation. LinkedIn will suggest at least three replies for every message received.
LinkedIn intends to build on this feature in the future with even more intelligent replies, such as replies that may include the name of the person you’re messaging.
Smart replies are rolling out worldwide to English users on the LinkedIn mobile app and desktop web client.
If you’d rather not use smart replies you’re free to turn the feature off in the settings menu.