LinkedIn has announced the launch of LinkedIn Lite app in India. It is a faster and lighter version of its Android app. LinkedIn Lite offers a seamless and intuitive experience to LinkedIn users. Initially, it will be rolled out in India. Then the company will launch the mobile web version and the new Android app in over 60 countries soon.
LinkedIn Lite App Launches in India, Coming to More than 60 Countries Soon
LinkedIn Lite is developed in India by the company’s R&D team in Bengaluru. The company was inspired by the success of the lightweight mobile website which was launched in September 2016.
“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,”
said Akshay Kothari, LinkedIn’s country manager for India, in a statement.
“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.”
The app size is only 1 MB while reducing data usage by 80 percent. Moreover, this app will also run on 2G internet. Moreover, LinkedIn is not planning to create an iOS app for LinkedIn Lite. The reason behind is that people in many developing countries do not use iPhones. Majority of them use Android phones.