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LinkedIn have recently added a voice messaging capability to their platform so that their users have more ways to communicate. The new voice message feature can be accessed on IOS app and on Android and messages can be accessed either online or from a mobile device. However, at present it is not possible to actually use the LinkedIn website to send a voice message.
At DubSEO we have noticed the growing fall off of voice messaging to the point that almost seems to be in its death throes. The question is can LinkedIn resurrect voice messaging and snatch it from the jaws of death?
While it is true to say that voicemail or voice messaging is not completely dead yet, there is no doubt that the trend for texting rather than talking continues to make up the biggest percentage of communication in business.
In todays business environment, it seems that even if people do choose to leave a voice message these messages are more often than not transcribed to their smart phone or to their PC so that they can read, rather than listen to, the message.
This might be considered as strange as we can talk faster than we can write. Zack Hendlin, LinkedIn Senior Product Manager, announced the launchof the new feature on the official LinkedIn blog made these points:
• A voice lets you communicate easily
• A voice message can be left about four times faster than a typed message
• A voice message lets you communicate in your own voice
• You can speak when it is not physically possible to type
• You don’t have to check the message for typos etc.
As a leading SEO agency, we agree that this does make a lot of sense.
Another feature that LinkedIn have introduced is that each message can be only one minute in duration. This could be the masterstroke as it means that there will be no rambling messages left and the message leaver will need to get straight to the point.
LinkedIn maintain that voice messaging will be the best option when you are on the move without interrupting someone’s day with a phone call. The recipient can listen to the message when it is convenient for them and the message is more personal being delivered in your own voice, and all that speaking allows you to convey.
At DubSEO we gave it a try. This is how you do it:
• Tap the microphone icon in the mobile messaging keyboard,
• Tap and hold on the microphone in the circle
• Record your voice message
• Release your finger, and it is sent
Need to cancel the message?
• Slide your finger away from the microphone icon while holding it down and the message will not be delivered.
We have found this latest innovation from LinkedIn an interesting one and we will be keeping an eye on how it progresses. As an SEO agency, we are always aware that DubSEO clients expect us to be on top of anything that is trending and that affects the SEO services that we offer.