No matter how much people may dislike it, LinkedIn is still a staple of job searches and connection creating. The Microsoft-owned company has followed in Facebook’s footsteps and unveiled a lite version of its “social network” called LinkedIn Lite, a 1MB-small app that LinkedIn is aiming at emerging markets with less powerful devices and slower data connections, starting with India.
LinkedIn Lite was first developed as a mobile site for India late last year, so this isn’t the first time that we’re seeing the concept. This 1MB app (it’s 2MB installed on my Galaxy S8+, but close enough) makes LinkedIn 80% easier to load, and it’ll load a page in under five seconds, even if you’re on an antiquated 2G network. Most of the stuff from the standard 27MB app is intact; your news feed, profile, networks, messaging, and notifications are still here, minus the most data-consuming things.
The app is currently only available in India, but it’ll be available in 60+ other emerging markets soon. LinkedIn has no plans to make an iOS equivalent, given the 97% Android marketshare in India. If you want to give it a shot, you can grab the LinkedIn Lite APK from APK Mirror.
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