Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

LinkedIn app launches on Windows 10

LinkedIn app launches on Windows 10

If you are one of the unlucky owners of one of the first 2-in-1 PCs, announced in 2012 and sold throughout 2013 and 2014, your PC was eligible for the free Windows 10 upgrade in mid-2015, and it also received the Summer 2016 Anniversary Update (version 1607) without any compatibility issues.

Users will be able to manage which apps they'd like (and not like) to get in the Action Center directly from the Notifications tab inside the app, according to LinkedIn's blog post.

The LinkedIn app for Windows 10 PCs is beginning to roll out in the Windows Store today.

Once downloaded, the Windows 10 app will be accessible from your Start menu and taskbar; you can also pin a Live Tile so you'll see updates from your connections when you click on Start. The goal: Let its millions of Windows users experience some of the same features found on LinkedIn's mobile app and desktop site.

Actually, PC manufacturers had no reasons to create Windows RT devices as Intel's "Clover Trail" Atom chips, which launched in Q4 2012, were a response to the ARM mobile chips used on Windows RT machines. "If you install the Windows 10 Creators Update, icons and text may not appear at all, or may show up as solid blocks or bars", said Acer.

LinkedIn does support notifications in browsers already as well however, but I don't know if those are in real-time or delayed. Even though Microsoft had promised to deliver updates to these Windows 10 systems long term, as we're not seeing, this isn't always the case.

I can not imagine that a lot of users make use of these features on the desktop, except maybe for a quick glance on the weather tile every now and then. Windows Store is arguably still in its infancy when compared to the big contenders.

But then, this isn't new advice: Microsoft made this recommendation back in April when the Creators Update first shipped. Windows Central has spotted that Microsoft now refers to the fall update as "Autumn Creators Update" on its United Kingdom dedicated site. You'd still have to open the website to take action, consuming time and diverting your attention.

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