The professional social network LinkedIn, owned by Microsoft, officially launched the feature called "Events", a new opportunity through which to organize or promote appointments in which platform subscribers can meet physically, network and eventually start working collaborations.
"Events" should not be available immediately for the whole community of the platform now present in over 200 countries, the locations involved in the first phase of the rollout will plausibly be only those in English, the service could then be extended fairly quickly to the resident members in other markets.
The functionality expects to be able to impersonate two different roles: theManager will have the possibility to publish an event and to invite other users to it, while the potential Participant can decide whether to join or not. The Organizer is also given the opportunity to establish the privacy criteria related to a specific event.
The meetings can be "public" or "Private", in the first case the Participants will be free to extend the invitation to their contacts, in the second this will not be possible without explicit consent from the Organizer. The latter may withdraw an invitation at any time or cancel another user from the list of participants.
Participants will be placed on a list that will allow them to begin the networking phase before the meeting takes place and service communications, for example program updates, can be sent to all interested users. "Events" is available both in the Web based version of LinkedIn and in the versions for Android is iOS.