LinkedIn ‘Lite’ Version Available In India For Mobile Browsing

Provides a better experience for users in areas with irregular networks said a company spokesman.

LinkedIn, the largest network service operator online business world, has launched in India a “lite” version of its website for mobile browsing.

The company, which is being acquired by Microsoft MSFT 1.17%, said Monday version was aimed at helping users navigate their faster on their smartphones in areas with slow or poor connectivity Internet website.

“LinkedIn Lite” load four times faster and offers better user experience in urban and rural areas with irregular networks, Akshay Kothari, the company manager and product manager India, said at an event in Bangalore .

The version will be available in the coming weeks, he said.

Last year, LinkedIn LNKD 0.01% renewed its mobile application after facing heavy criticism for poor design and user experience.

To expand its user base, social networking giants like Facebook and Twitter FB 1.04% 0.39% TWTR versions have also launched “lite” of their service, they consume less data.

LinkedIn Monday released two more services to LinkedIn “placements” is aimed at students looking for work, while “LinkedIn Starter Pack” ups and small and medium enterprises with job seekers connect.

The company has more than 37 million users in India, making the country its second largest market.

Microsoft agreed to buy LinkedIn in June for $ 26.2 billion.

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