LinkedIn Rolls Out Address Book and Calendar Management App

LinkedIn today launched a feature that imports a user’s email interactions and calendars and syncs them with his or her LinkedIn contacts.

LinkedIn Contacts aggregates the user’s address books, emails, and calendars and keeps them up to date on the site. The user’s most recent email interactions and calendared meetings with each of his or her LinkedIn contacts appear on that person’s profile page.

Product manager Sachin Rekhi likened the product to a “personal assistant.”

The feature seems aimed at boosting user engagement on the site.

“Start your day with opportunities to say hello — get news about job changes, birthdays and more,” the company said.

Contacts is both an opt-in web feature and a stand-alone app for iPhone.

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