Do you know Piwaa? This is a new mailbox that is added to LinkedIn. This tool defines itself as an “overlay” to the social network’s conversation system and seeks to facilitate exchanges on the platforms.
Piwaa: What is it?
Piwaa is a Google Chrome extension created to facilitate professional exchanges on LinkedIn.
With this tool messaging with a simple and easily assimilated interface, Piwaa seeks to provide LinkedIn users with a new way to gain productivity and speed in the use of the network.
This tool for LinkedIn embeds with its new functionalities not found on the one available on the professional network.
Why was the Piwaa extension created?
LinkedIn, although it is the number 1 professional social network in the world, has never been intuitive when it came to exchanging with potential prospects.
LinkedIn messaging: a messaging system to review
While the platform is a real breeding ground for companies looking to capture leads, the exchanges on its messaging system are not adapted to accommodate dozens of similar conversations.
Every day, thousands of new users sign up on LinkedIn. Whether they are looking for a job or a service, they need to exchange directly with the contacts they find on the platform. In fact, according to a study conducted by LinkedIn in person, the network has generated more than 122 million interviews since its inception.
Despite being the world’s largest job-search platform, its messaging has never matched the quality of its services. For users who receive a large number of daily messages (you are probably one of them), the inbox is quickly disorganized and it is easy to lose track.
LinkedIn messaging has often been criticized for its lack of convenience and functionality:
- If you are looking for an old message, you need to remember the date you contacted the person concerned;
- LinkedIn messaging is simply organized by date ;
- Impossible to manage several dozen messages per day;
- Sometimes the messaging system has bugs.
LinkedIn messaging: limited functionalities
One of the problems encountered by the multitude of users who use LinkedIn’s messaging system is that it is impossible to quickly access the information of the prospect with whom they are exchanging.
On the other hand, the vast majority of prospects tend to ask the same questions. Even though you have a predefined sales speech and answers prepared according to the questions, the time to open your document, find the question, and write it down so that it is personalized for the customer, you lost 2 minutes.
Once you have answered the first 20 unread messages, you have to load a new page to access the following messages: more time wasted.
Each answer you give to a collaborator or prospect brings his conversation to the top of the page. You must therefore constantly scroll down the page to provide your answers one after the other.
Scheduling certain events (video conference, appointment scheduling…) requires opening a new page, filling out a form and entering a date, a complex process that quickly makes you lose precious minutes!
The advantage of the Piwaa extension? This tool responds to all the problems encountered by LinkedIn users. It acts as an “overlay” to the company’s messaging system.
How does Piwaa work and what are its features?
The principle of this embedded tool is simple:
- You install the chrome extension
- You enter your LinkedIn IDs on Piwaa
- You start managing your discussions directly from the extension.
The integration of a new messaging system for LinkedIn meets the limitations of the one found on the platform.
Piwaa allows you to program automatic reminders. This tool gives you the possibility to schedule the sending of a message while using a variable (e.g.: $name or $first name). This tool is a considerable asset since it allows you to quickly end tasks that you would normally have had to write down on the side.
Imagine that a lead asks you to contact him again at 12:00 in 3 days. No more need to set an alarm, with the automatic reminders, you prepare your message and send it in advance.
Piwaa allows you to tag your prospects. This tool allows you to associate tags with your contacts and therefore ensure better filtering in your prospecting.
There are other features that make Piwaa an interesting alternative to the LinkedIn messaging system. Here is a summary table.
What Piwaa offers you
- Automatic retry system
- Prospect tagging
- Infinite Scroll
- Taking notes in the form of a memo
- Possibility to update your CRM via a Zapier or Integromat integration
- Date and time detector + pre-filling of information in forms
- Ability to send personalized pre-recorded responses to your LinkedIn contacts