Microsoft has announced that it will shut down the localized version of LinkedIn in China amid a "significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China."

In a new strategy for China LinkedIn said that it will focus on helping China-based professionals find jobs in China and Chinese companies find quality candidates. 

In addition, LinkedIn will launch InJobs, a new standalone jobs application for China, later this year. Unlike LinkedIn, InJobs will not include a social feed or the ability to share posts or articles. 

LinkedIn launched a localized version of the professional social network in China back in 2014, which was followed by acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft in 2016. 

LinkedIn was the last major US-based social media site operating openly in China. Other social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter been blocked in China for a long time.


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