The 500-million users strong Microsoft-owned professional social networking website has launched the scaled down version of the LinkedIn app in India to counter the slow, spotty networks — helping those on 2G networks — as well as those with limited phone storage.
According to a report in TechCrunch, the company is planning to expand the LinkedIn Lite app’s availability in 60 more countries soon where similar data network issues are persistent.
The app has currently been only launched on Android with a download size of 601KB and the company has no plans of launching it for iOS.
Features of the LinkedIn Lite app
You can search for people, alumni, seniors, jobs and companies.
Connect with people.
Chat with your connections.
Edit your profile to include your education, skills and more.
Get the latest industry news and updates.
“The new LinkedIn app is less than 1MB in size. It can help you find jobs, make useful connections and get professional news even if your phone has limited storage capacity and slower internet connections,” the app’s Play Store description reads.
With north of 400 million internet users, India is one of the foremost emerging online markets in the world. A lot of these users, especially those in tier-2 and tier-3 cities are affected by slow 2G networks, and LinkedIn Lite will help the company tap into those markets too.
Recently, LinkedIn also launched its app for Windows Store on Windows 10 which should be available to all users by the end of July.