LinkedIn goes on connecting professionals, completes half a billion users
Tuesday 25 April 2017

LinkedIn goes on connecting professionals, completes half a billion users

LinkedIn has revealed it now has more than half a billion users, having added 33 million new members in the last six months.

The social networking service for professionals announced the milestone on Monday, adding that its membership base currently spreads across 200 countries.

Growth has been steady for the site but not as striking as, say, that of Facebook or chat service WhatsApp, though its pool of potential users is admittedly much narrower.

It should also be noted that as of last year only a quarter of LinkedIn users were checking in at least once a month, suggesting the company has some serious work to do to encourage greater engagement with the service.

LinkedIn’s Aatif Awan wrote in a blog post that the site’s burgeoning community today represents “10+ million active jobs, access to 9+ million companies, and with more than 100,000 articles published every week it’s helping you stay informed on the news and views impacting your professional world.”

Awant added that the company was “excited to think about the potential of what a highly connected global community of professionals can do, and the value that is created for every member of the global workforce.”