LinkedIn launched its Chinese version in China this February since when the number of daily new users has increased by 80%, Sina Tech news reports.
According to LinkedIn CEO, Shen Boyang, LinkedIn China’s operation is better than expected and the users are more active than a year before. Mobile will be LinkedIn’s strategic focus in China and they may even develop a China market specific app.
LinkedIn has recently achieved bi-directional connection function with Wechat accounts. Users can add Wechat profile as part of LinkedIn contact information and their LinkedIn profiles, LinkedIn Namecard, can also be displayed on Wechat. This is a very useful feature for users and powerful features for LinkedIn’s expansion as Wechat is now also widely used in business meet-ups.
The total number of business social networking users in China was only 3.7 million in 2008 but experienced high growth rate last year to over 31 million according to iResearch.