LinkedIn Gets A New Navigation BarBy: Chris Crum - May 23, 2013
LinkedIn continues to redesign various functions of its site on both desktop and mobile devices. Today, the company introduced a new navigation bar, which a LinkedIn spokesperson tells WebProNews is “designed to make it quicker and easier for members to find what they are looking for.”
“Over the last year and half we’ve had the chance to learn quite a bit from you about the types of changes that add the most value to your daily professional life, and we’ve brought some of these learnings to the new navigation,” says LinkedIn’s Amy Parnell. ” When approaching this re-design, we analyzed years of navigation data to determine which links were adding the most value for you, and which could be removed to create a more focused and streamlined experience. We also observed how useful Search was as a productivity tool, and aligned the search box with the results page, for fine-tuned search efficiency.”
“As you explore the new navigation bar, you will notice a few visually striking differences, including a simplified menu of tabs to help you quickly and easily locate the features and content that are of most value to you,” she adds. “We have also moved the search bar front and center to make easier than ever to discover and find what you’re looking for on LinkedIn.”
Settings can be found when you hover over your profile picture in the upper right.
The new navigation will be rolling out to English language users over the next month.