LinkedIn Kills InMaps Visualization Tool

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LinkedIn has killed off another tool. As of Monday, InMaps has gone the way of the dodo.

If you try to visit the InMaps homepage, you'll be redirected to LinkedIn's help center, where it says:

Sometimes we have to retire tools we love so we can focus our attention and resources on creating even better experiences for our members. We're currently looking at new ways to help you visualize and gain insights from your professional network. That's why we discontinued InMaps on September 1, 2014.

According to TechCrunch, which reported on the feature's death earlier, users were able to download and save their own maps until Monday.

The InMaps feature was first launched in 2011 as a LinkedIn Labs product. It was designed to show you what your network looks like in a visual way.

As LinkedIn's message indicates, there should be some kind of replacement feature(s) on the way. You'd think they could have just waited until whatever they're working on was ready to kill off InMaps, but I'm not sure how many people were actually using it anyway.

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