Making professional connections is what LinkedIn is for. However, with its previous messaging system, it was difficult to make those connections while sifting through a list of names and going to specific pages to start the message. The process was disruptive and not ideal for what LinkedIn plans to accomplish.
Today, an update is rolling out for the LinkedIn desktop experience. Users will now be able to message while browsing. This is possible through a small messenger that unfolds at the bottom right of the website. Furthermore, it will have contextual results at the top including recent contacts and those that work for companies you are viewing.
On top of making the desktop experience better, LinkedIn mobile users will also be able to tap quick responses such as "Thanks", "I'll get back to you", and a thumbs up in response to messages.
These are rolling out today, so be on the lookout for the updates. Let us know what you think in the comments below.