LinkedIn is one of the major social networks around and it is easy to disregard how big it is. 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.
Yesterday, the Microsoft owned company 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.
“We’re excited to think about the potential of what a highly connected global community of professionals can do,” LinkedIn said in the post, “and the value that is created for every member of the global workforce.”
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.
We are yet to see more changes to LinkedIn Microsoft will make over the years but it is highly unlikely we will see it hitting the billion user mark soon.