LinkedIn is catching up with Skype, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger with the addition of voice messages, the company announced yesterday. The new feature has started rolling out on the LinkedIn apps for iOS and Android, and it will allow users to send voice messages up to one minute.
“Speaking in your own voice allows you to build a more personal connection and effectively communicate,” the company explained. “It’s easier for your tone and personality to come through, which can sometimes get lost in translation in written communications.”
Voice messaging should be available for all LinkedIn members in the next few weeks, and it will show up in the mobile app as a new microphone icon in the mobile messaging keyboard. While you’ll only be able to record and send voice messages from an iOS and Android smartphone, you’ll still be able to receive them on the web.