Make the most of the LinkedIn desktop redesign

January 25, 2017

Last week, we shared news of our desktop redesign on LinkedIn. Consistent with our mobile app, we reduced the clutter, made it more intuitive, and more focused to help you connect to the people and information that matter most to you. Most importantly, we want to help you more easily surface ideas, drive conversation, and discover news and topics you care about.

Here are just some of the changes, and some tips on how you can make the most of them:

1. Simplified Navigation

You’ll see that the navigation on desktop has been dramatically simplified to be consistent with mobile and bring focus to the core areas where LinkedIn can help you the most. The navigation now consists of seven core areas — Home (Your Feed), Messaging, Jobs, Notifications, Me (your profile and settings), My Network, and Search. By clicking the “More” icon, you can now easily find and launch into other experiences that matter to you, such as LinkedIn Groups, Lookup and LinkedIn Learning.

2. A new Me tab where you can control and see everything about you

Your profile now shows up as Me tab (on the far right at the top navigation). It's where you can access Privacy and Settings, and see who’s viewed your profile, who's commenting on or sharing your posts and your activity. It also offers an intuitive way of updating your profile, so you can easily keep things fresh. Here are a few updates:

  • Highlights: When looking at someone’s profiles, discover what you have in common in the new “Highlights” section. You may see mutual connections you have, companies you’ve both worked at, groups you’re both in or companies where they can help with an introduction.
  • Suggested skills: We now show you suggested skills to add to your profile based on what’s most in demand by recruiters. People with at least five skills listed on their LinkedIn profile receive up to 17x more profile views.
  • Views of your shares: Get details on who's viewed your content by clicking on “Views of Your Share.” To see who’s engaging with a particular post, click on "views of your share" at the bottom of that post. Here you'll find a detailed breakdown of companies, job titles and locations of those who are engaging with your content.

Coming soon, we’ll add a profile meter with guided tips on what you need to update to look your best and get connected to opportunity.

#3 Streamlined My Network tab to manage your connections

The connections you build on LinkedIn are important to growing your professional network, so we’ve made it easier to manage by streamlining the My Network tab. You can now see your connection invites, discover other professionals you may know, and manage all invitations in one place.

This is the first in a series of articles offering tips to help you make the most of our desktop redesign. In the next few weeks, we’ll also share tips on editing your profile, using your notifications to keep connected and controlling your settings. We hope you’re enjoying the new desktop redesign.

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