I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a fan of the LinkedIn app. But this may change.
LinkedIn announced changes to their app recently. (They don’t often let us know about updates/changes, so this is a pleasant surprise).
What You Can Expect From LinkedIn’s Updated App
Your Feed (Home) is content from your network to help with your professional day. It’s based on what we determined is most relevant for your industry, function, and skills combined with what conversations and content you care about.
Me represents your professional brand. This is where you can see all things about you — who’s viewed your profile, who is commenting on, or sharing your posts. It also offers the most intuitive way of updating your profile that we have ever had, so you can easily spruce up your professional profile to keep things fresh.
My Network is a daily briefing of what’s happening in your professional network, so you can see in seconds people you may know, new posts from your network and suggestions to keep connected. For example, it will offer prompts to say congrats to a connection celebrating a new role or work anniversary, or send a message to someone in your network when they have written a post on LinkedIn.
Using the mobile app has always been clunky. The desktop version was best for modifying your profile (this should be easier now) and sending personalized invites.
To Customize Invitations:
DO NOT USE the mobile app to connect with people! With the old app you used to be able to click on the three dots, however, that trick no longer works! (Until someone finds the secret work around!)
To Receive Relevant News
Make sure you take a second or two to update your news feed interests. This will ensure Pulse pulls articles you will be interested in reading and sharing. Remember, sharing industry or occupation related news (along with a brief comment) pings your network, keeps you top of mind and shows you are staying current with issues!
Take A Second And Stay Connected
LinkedIn’s updated app makes it super easy to say “congrats” on a new job or milestone. Just go to the two head icon at the top.
So what do you like best about the new app?
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.