When text just won’t cut it, you can now leave voice messages for your connections on LinkedIn. The feature is rolling out on iOS and Android.
Typing long messages – especially on a mobile device, and especially when you’re on the go – can be difficult, time-consuming, and tiresome. Don’t you sometimes wish you could just tell someone something without having to call them? Well, now you can. LinkedIn is rolling out a voice messaging feature that allows you to record and send voice messages that are up to one minute long.
The feature is currently rolling out across all users, in LinkedIn Messaging, on both iOS and Android; so you should be getting it very soon. As LinkedIn Senior Product Manager Zack Hendlin explains in a recent blog post announcing the new feature,
“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.”
The new voice messaging feature will help people easily message on-the-go, and explain longer and more complex ideas without having to type and edit messages. As Hendlin explains, that’s what makes is “helpful for when you’re on the move and don’t have time to stop and type.”
You can leave someone a voice message on their phone, but what if you don’t have their phone number? Just leave them a voice message on LinkedIn. Also, the new feature allows people to build more personal connections and communicate effectively as it is easier for their tone and personality to come through. This can sometimes get lost in translation in written communications.
How To Use
To use voice messaging, 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 then release your finger to send. If you don’t want to send a message straight away, simply slide your finger away from the microphone icon while holding it down.
While voice messaging is rolling out now on iOS and Android, you will still be able to receive voice messages on the web.