LinkedIn Launches Lighter Version of its Android App, ‘LinkedIn Lite’

LinkedIn launches lighter version of its Android app, ‘LinkedIn Lite’

Jyoti Bhagat
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With mobile fast becoming the first screen in India, LinkedIn has come up with a faster and lighter version of its Android app, ‘LinkedIn Lite’.

Built to run smoothly and offer faster access even on lower end smartphones, the app loads extremely fast – in under five seconds, even on 2G network. The app size is only 1MB and reduces data usage by 80 percent.

Developed by LinkedIn’s R&D team in Bangalore, LinkedIn Lite app is first being rolled out to members in India and the plan is to expand it to over 60 more markets soon, says LinkedIn.

 The Lite app was inspired by the success of the lightweight mobile website, which was launched in September 2016. LinkedIn plans to roll out the mobile web version and the Android app in over 60+ countries shortly.

Akshay Kothari, LinkedIn’s Country Manager for India said, “Besides providing a fast, data-light solution for professionals in slow network areas, we hope the LinkedIn Lite app will democratize access to economic opportunity. Regardless of their device or location, we hope to level the playing field for all LinkedIn members so they can get closer to their dream jobs, grow their networks and become more successful.”

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