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LinkedIn rolls out new app for contact management

LinkedIn is to roll out a new iOS app which will allow users to efficiently manage and monitor their client and colleague interactions.

The app will be known as LinkedIn Contacts and it is hoped that it will prove popular with professionals, expanding LinkedIn’s mobile presence.

Sachin Rekhi of LinkedIn said:

“Today we’re proud to announce the launch of LinkedIn Contacts, a smarter way to stay in touch with your most important relationships.”

LinkedIn Contacts will synchronise users’ address books, schedules and emails to ensure they are up to speed and in touch with all the changes and developments occurring with their colleagues and customers. LinkedIn Contacts is one of the most interesting developments to come out of the social network in recent times.

The new app is designed to remind users when contacts celebrate birthdays, promotions or job changes. It will also allow the user to see the last conversation they had with a colleague or customer before attending a meeting with them.

As the company rolls out the app, it will invite a select number of LinkedIn users to try LinkedIn Contacts in America over the next few weeks.

Users will also be able to obtain the app from LinkedIn itself and as on the iPhone app store.

LinkedIn Contacts will allow users to create notes about contacts and set reminders. The app will synchronise any number of address books and schedules, ensuring reminders are accurate and also that meetings don’t clash.

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