Microsoft will soon replace LinkedIn in China with an app that is dedicated solely for searching and applying Jobs without the networking features.
The US based company said on Thursday that it will shut down it’s operation in China due to the challenging operating environment.
This is because Beijing continues to tighten the control over tech firms.
The Chinese internet regulators also have given a deadline to career orient social networking app to oversee content on its site.
LinkedIn was launched in China in 2014. It was used to find job opportunities and to build professional relationships.
Microsoft is set to launch an application that is dedicated to connect professionals with job seeking employees.
The move made by LinkedIn is closely watched as how a western social media app can operate in a country where there is a tightly regulated internet. Many popular platforms such as YouTube, facebook, twitter was banned by the Chinese internet regulators.
In the month of March, LinkedIn had new sign-ups with China stating that it will work compliant with the Chinese laws.
After a few months, LinkedIn was accused of illegally collecting and using personal information by the China’s top internet regulator and was ordered to make rectifications.