LinkedIn is one of the older social media platforms surving changes in technology, a tough demographic and a number of challenges along the way. They stand today as a public company going stronger than ever with a firm grip business proffesional social networking market.
On October of 2015, they announced that they had surpassed the 400 million active user mark and after that, the company went silent about its active user mark, until now.
The Microsoft owned company has now revealed that they have ‘crossed an important and exciting milestone’ which is they have finally crossed the 500 million active users mark. It has taken them 18 months to reach this crucial milestone unlike other apps like Messenger which gain hundreds of millions of users in like 4 months.
According to the company, the now half a billion members are spread out over 200 countries around the world. There are over 10 million active jobs, over 9 million companies and over 100,000 articles that are published every week on LinkedIn.
LinkedIn has gone through some changes in the past one and a half years. Microsoft bought the social network last year for a cool $26 billion dollars in cash and it was seen as a move by the tech giant to grow its enterprise segment. Towards the end of last year, they added a new user interface that looks more modern and included such features like bots.