As people grow increasingly accustomed to speaking into their mobile devices, LinkedIn has added a feature that is in line with this emerging behavior. It has rolled out a video clip feature to its messaging tool that allows users to record audio clips within messages.
The voice clip feature is advantageous for both senders of messages and recipients in many ways. LinkedIn lists them as follows:
- 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.
The voice messaging tool will be available on iOS and Android for all members globally within the next few weeks.
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