LinkedIn to add games to its platform that will rank companies based on employee scores: Report

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LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned professional social media platform, is working on diversifying its offerings beyond job search and business networking. The company is reportedly going to add games to the platform to increase user engagement. LinkedIn would be the latest in a line of social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube that have experimented with adding in-app games.

As TechCrunch reports, LinkedIn is working on bringing several puzzle-based games to the app, three of which are called “Queens”, “Inference” and “Crossclimb”. The social media platform confirmed its gaming plans in the publication, but did not reveal a launch window for the upcoming game.

“We're experimenting with adding puzzle-based games within the LinkedIn experience to add a little fun, deepen relationships, and increase conversation opportunities,” the report quoted a LinkedIn spokesperson as saying.

App researcher Nima Ouji also found evidence of in-app LinkedIn games, posting screenshots on X (formerly Twitter) that suggest companies on the platform would be ranked in the game based on their employees' scores. The screenshots show three games – “Blueprint”, “Queens” and “Crossclimb”, which all appear to be puzzle-based games.

While LinkedIn has confirmed its plans to introduce games to its users, there are no details yet regarding the number and genre of games available on the platform. Games could potentially be offered as part of the LinkedIn Premium membership.

Earlier this month, LinkedIn revealed sales figures for its premium subscription for the first time, confirming that the service's revenue will hit $1.7 billion (roughly Rs. 14,091 crores) in 2023 after the company added AI tools to the platform. Reached.

Last November, YouTube introduced “Playables” Game Arcade to its Premium subscribers, a collection of over 30 arcade games that can be played on the YouTube app on iOS, Android, and the web.


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