About two weeks ago, Microsoft announced the availability of a new LinkedIn app for Windows 10. Unfortunately, despite the retirement of the older LinkedIn app for Windows Phones, Microsoft did not release a version of this new app for Windows 10 Mobile. Well, the folks over at Windows Blog Italia have managed figured out how to sideload the new LinkedIn app, and here is what you need to know.
As always, we would like to remind you that side loading unverified apps to Windows 10 Mobile can be particularly risky, so please proceed at your own risk. To begin, you first need to enable Developer Mode on your Windows 10 Mobile device by going to Settings > Update and security > For Developers > Enable developer mode.
After you do so, you must click the button to enable side loading of apps, and then download and extract the files for the LinkedIn app using your PC and copy it to your phone. Once it is downloaded, you need to navigate to the folder where you saved the file using the Windows 10 Mobile file explorer and then open and install the app.
Again, the origins of the .appx file are unknown, and the app will ask for your LinkedIn password to log in, so proceed at your own risk.
Once you click on the file, the app will silently appear on your All App list, however, you will see that the application is nothing more than a web wrap. Unlike the desktop application on Windows 10, this sideloaded mobile app will not give you notifications from LinkedIn. There is not much to it, as it basically offers the same functionality as pinning the mobile website.
On the bright side, the official LinkedIn app for Windows 10 desktop appears to be rolling out to a wider audience. We’ve managed to install it to our Windows 10 PC and invite you to visit the Windows Store link below and do the same.