LinkedIn has just announced an all new notifications feature that they say will help users stay connected in real time.
Here's what's new: Users will now see a flag and a new envelope icon at the top of the homepage. When you have something new, a red circle will appear.
The envelope icons handles new messages as well as connection requests. The flag icon will notify you when someone likes one of your posts, comments on one of your posts, views your profile, accepts a request, and so on.
"We’ve been working hard to bring you new ways to access the most relevant professional information and insights to help you be even better at your job, everyday," says Angela Yang on the LinkedIn blog. "Launching today is our new notifications feature, which will keep you notified in real-time when someone likes what you’ve shared on LinkedIn, views your profile, accepts your invitation, and much more."
According to LinkedIn, the new notifications are rolling out today, but it could take some member up to a few weeks to see the flag icon at the top of the homepage.
And although notifications are currently a web-only feature, LinkedIn says that they're coming to iOS and Android soon. "Now, you’ll never miss a comment or update to an engaging discussion about a news article or trending topic on LinkedIn, right from your fingertips," says Yang.
In July, LinkedIn rolled out a significant redesign of their homepage - one that made the experience much more social. They replaced the text-heavy stream of old with a media-rich feed that resembles Google+, if anything.