LinkedIn Mobile App Gets Major Overhaul

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LinkedIn just launched an overhaul of its mobile app, which is navigable by five main sections: Your Feed (Home), Me, My Network, Messaging, and Search.

"We’ve not only rebuilt the new Flagship app from scratch but we have taken everything you love and more to develop a mobile experience that is more intuitive, smarter and dramatically simplifies your LinkedIn experience," says LinkedIn's Joff Redfern. "We know time is scarce, so we made it as easy as possible for you to connect to your professional network and stay informed about the conversations and content most relevant to you."

The five sections are fairly self-explanatory, but there are some changes to how everything works. For your feed, for example, LinkedIn will now ask you what content you're actually interested in.

The Me section includes everything about you such as who has viewed your profile, who is commenting on or sharing your posts, and of course your profile itself, which you can update easily from there.

My Network shows what's happening in your professional network, people you may know, new posts from your network and related suggestions. You can sync your calendar and be prompted to look at profiles for people you'll be meeting with.

"Messaging abandons email in favor of a more casual way to stay in touch, allowing you to initiate quicker conversations in a lighter-weight interface," says Redfern. "This makes it easy for you to ping someone in your network on a quick question or continue a conversation as you would in real-life."

According to the company, the search function is now 300% faster as well as smarter, enabling you to get results before you finish typing.

The new app is available for iOS and Android in the App Store and Google Play Store respectively.

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