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LinkedIn is making its messaging a lot smarter. The company has trained its app to predict how you’ll reply to messages to make it easier to get through your inbox.
The feature, called Smart Replies, is rolling out now to the company’s English-speaking users on desktop and mobile.
Similar to Google’s feature of the same name, LinkedIn’s Smart Replies will surface up to three suggested replies for messages that come through your inbox. So if someone asks you to meet with them, you could see Smart Reply suggestions for what time, or sure.
The company says these suggestions will improve and become more personalized over time, so they’re more relevant to the way you speak, and more customized to your interactions. While the feature stands to make it easier to clear out overflowing LinkedIn inboxes faster, it’s also the latest way the company is making good on its promise to infuse its service with more artificial intelligence in the wake of Microsoft’s acquisition.
Smart Replies are powered by machine learning technology, which enables the company to predict a few very specific responses for any given message in real time.
Though there are likely to be a few kinks in the beginning, Google’s version of the feature, which is now part of both Inbox and Gmail, has proved successful. The feature is now responsible for about 10 percent of all the mobile responses sent with Inbox.