Microsoft announced its acquisition of LinkedIn back in 2016. More than a year later, the official LinkedIn app for Windows 10 is finally here. the official LinkedIn app for Windows 10 is only available for PCs, which isn’t surprising to see as it’s a web wrapper for LinkedIn’s web app.
LinkedIn is, however, building some of the native features of Windows 10 into the app. For example, the app includes real-time notification support and it will show all of your notifications from LinkedIn on the Action Center in Windows 10. The app also integrates into the Start Menu of Windows 10, showing you the latest notifications and other data from LinkedIn on a live tile.
The fact that LinkedIn’s official Windows 10 app is mostly just a web wrapper is quite disappointing. Microsoft keeps encouraging other companies and independent developers to build native Windows 10 apps that work across different types of devices, but the company itself isn’t doing so. LinkedIn recently killed off its Windows Phone app too, which means users now have to use the web app from a browser and they also don’t get to use the new app.
The download link for the app isn’t available yet, and Microsoft says it’s rolling out on the Windows Store at the moment. The app will be available to all users by the end of this month.