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February 11, 2022

You will soon be able to show your LinkedIn profile on Microsoft Teams

LinkedIn and Microsoft Teams will get to know each other a lot better.

Microsoft plans to bring some of its most successful software offerings much closer together in a new update to its video conferencing platform.

The company has announced that it is working on a new feature that will allow LinkedIn profiles to be displayed in Microsoft Teams .

The information is displayed in personal chats, which means that colleagues can learn more about their colleagues, for example when planning a project or looking for help with onboarding.

Microsoft Teams LinkedIn

The official entry in the Microsoft 365 roadmap notes that the change will allow users to see LinkedIn profiles of their colleagues in 1:1 chats. Users can view information about a person’s profile from the LinkedIn tab in the 1:1 chat panel.

The update is currently still in development, with Microsoft currently projecting a March 2022 release date. The tool is also generally available to all global users in Microsoft Teams web and desktop versions.

Microsoft bought LinkedIn in 2016 for about $26.2 billion as it appeared to be gaining a foothold in the social media space. The move has proven successful so far, with Microsoft’s latest financial results showing productivity and business processes, including Microsoft 365 and LinkedIn, are up 19% year-over-year to $15.9 billion.

However, the site has struggled to break into the potentially lucrative Chinese market, forcing Microsoft to launch InCareer, an all-new app exclusively for Chinese users after it was forced to withdraw its standard offering.

Elsewhere, however, LinkedIn appears to be enjoying strong growth in other markets, with Microsoft recently announcing the launch of its global Services Marketplace for freelancers and adding a Hindi option, opening the service to more than 600 million speakers worldwide.

Microsoft Teams continues to go from strength to strength, with the company’s latest numbers showing that the service now has more than 270 million monthly active users (MAUs).

Recent data collected by software company StarLeaf found that nearly all (97%) companies say tools like Zoom, Webex, and Teams are now essential to their operations.

More than half (57%) of the 2,000 UK-based respondents claim that their business would not be able to operate for more than an hour without access to their communication tools, while 27% admitted they would struggle to spend even 30 minutes. Operate.

Source: techdata

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