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LinkedIn Will Close its Employment App in May

LinkedIn launched in 2014 a separate app, Jobs Search, designed to help users of the social network find employment. The movement was strange, since the platform itself had very powerful tools to search for work integrated into the social network. Why take them out?

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LinkedIn launched in 2014 a separate app, Jobs Search, designed to help users of the social network find employment. The movement was strange, since the platform itself had very powerful tools to search for work integrated into the social network. Why take them out?

“LinkedIn Jobs Search was launched in 2014.”

Perhaps LinkedIn did it in the same way that Facebook took out its instant messaging service -Facebook Messenger- obliging users who wanted to have conversations to use the external app. In the case of LinkedIn, those who would like to look for a job, should use LinkedIn Jobs Search.

Facebook is considering integrating Messenger into the social network again, and LinkedIn is no longer thinking about it, but instead moves on to action: Jobs Search will close next May.

This is what the company has made known to the users of the application, who now, upon entering, see a warning message stating that Job Search will close in May and that all its functionalities will be integrated into the social network.

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In fact, according to LinkedIn, thanks to the integration, users will have access to more tools to better “manage” their careers and have access to the more than 610 million registered users on the platform.

Most of the functionalities will continue to be free, although some that were paid -such as access to advanced data on jobs- will continue to be part of LinkedIn’s Premium offer.

It is unknown the exact day of May in which LinkedIn Jobs Search will close its doors. At the moment only the users are being warned, but the reality is that the app has days counted.

In recent days LinkedIn has made different releases. Some have surprised, such as the inclusion of reactions, stickers or the ability to tag other users in the photographs. Others are the result of historical requests from users, such as being able to share all kinds of files in publications.

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