Linkedin announces Intro, a professional introduction email plug-in for iPhone

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Good to see LinkedIn building great iPhone apps

Originally posted on Gigaom:

LinkedIn introduced a new product Wednesday that will allow users of the professional social platform to see other profiles directly from the iPhone’s Mail app. This service, called Linkedin Intro, is now available as an invitation-only service.

When Linkedin Intro is activated, a new bar appears right under the subject line directly within the iPhone’s Mail app. That bar can be expanded to show the details of a user’s Linkedin profile, including current position, Linkedin connections, and education. The information can be looked up when sending or receiving an email, provided that the other person is a Linkedin user. The company said that the feature works with most email services, and can be used across many identities within iPhone’s mail.

The concept itself isn’t entirely new — Rapportive for Gmail has been offering the ability to view snippets of social profiles linked to emails for quite some time —…

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