LinkedIn goes faster and lighter with its enhanced app — Lite


LinkedIn Lite Android App is fast, reduces data usage by 80 per cent and is built to run smoothly and offer faster access, even on lower-end smartphones.

The professional networking site, LinkedIn, just launched a faster and lighter version of its Android app, which will enhance the user experience for its more than 42 million members in India (As per Strategy Analytics). The new version called, LinkedIn Lite, has been designed keeping in mind the fact that mobile is a preferred medium for most people nowadays. Hence, it offers a seamless and intuitive experience of LinkedIn to users on Android’s operating system that accounts for 97 per cent of India’s smartphone market*

The app has been developed by LinkedIn’s R&D team in Bengaluru and it is first being rolled out to members in India. The Lite app has been inspired by the success of the lightweight mobile website, which was launched in September, last year. LinkedIn now plans to roll out the mobile web version and the Android app in over 60+ countries shortly.

To help overcome the challenges of unpredictable Internet connectivity, the professional networking enabler designed Lite to make the platform more easily accessible to the growing population of mobile Internet users.

Built to run smoothly and offer faster access even on lower-end smartphones, the app loads extremely fast — in under five seconds, with the app size being only 1MB. It reduces data usage by 80 per cent, while it also offers all key features, such as news feed, jobs, profile, network, messaging, notifications, and search.

Speaking of the launch, Akshay Kothari, LinkedIn’s Country Manager for India says, “Besides providing a fast, data-light solution for professionals in slow network areas, we hope the LinkedIn Lite app will democratise access to economic opportunity. Regardless of their device or location, we hope to level the playing field for all LinkedIn members so they can get closer to their dream jobs, grow their networks and become more successful.”

The LinkedIn Lite app is available on Play Store for all Android users in India.


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