LinkedIn will closed in China, Microsoft big decision after government strict rules

LinkedIn will closed in China, Microsoft big decision after government strict rules

October 17, 2021 0 By Joe Hodgson

Microsoft’s social and job site LinkedIn is now going to shut down in China. The company has announced the closure of LinkedIn after nearly seven years of service. Microsoft has said that it will shut down its social networking LinkedIn in China and instead introduce a stripped-down version of InJobs that will focus only on jobs.

LinkedIn has given this information through a blogpost. Social feeds will not be visible on InJobs and there will be no share option. According to LinkedIn, it is shutting down LinkedIn due to overly challenging conditions in China and strict government rules. Due to strict government regulations in China, LinkedIn has not achieved the success that it has got globally. InJobs will be launched by the end of this year.

LinkedIn is the only US app that till now was offering its service in China. American apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and YouTube are banned in China. LinkedIn was launched in China in 2014. In March this year, the new account was banned by LinkedIn in China.

In June this year, the data of 756 million users of LinkedIn was leaked. This data leak of LinkedIn included personal information such as phone numbers, addresses, locations and salaries of users. Earlier in April this year, LinkedIn itself had confirmed about the data leak of 500 million users.

In that leak too, from e-mail address to mobile number, full name, account ID, social media account information and office information was leaked. This data leak was also listed on an online hackers forum, although LinkedIn did not officially acknowledge the data leak.