LinkedIn overhauls mobile apps with refreshed user profiles and more

LinkedIn has given its mobile apps a major overhaul. The update which aims at making connections stronger, revamps user profiles on mobile. It adds contextal information to the profiles thereby making it easy to initiate conversations with new people.

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“Your new profile helps you tell your story to other professionals when they’re looking for you on the go. If you aren’t a master storyteller, we’ll let you know what’s missing and how you can add it. You’ll also enjoy discovering new insights about other professionals with the “in common” and endorsements sections we added”.
said LinkedIn in a company blog post.

The main aim of the redesigned app is to highlights your career in a more visually appealing way. It puts more light on skills, experience and education at the top and makes it easier to change. The update also allows you to get a more insights about who has been viewing your profile, where they have been viewing it from and a section pointing out what you have in common.When users check the “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” section of its mobile app, they will be able to tell if someone found them in a search.

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LinkedIn which has more than 300 million users said that the profile redesign will first land on its mobile apps on Android and iOS. However, soon these updates will also come on the desktop. Last month LinkedIn updated profiles for Premium users. The largest professional social network also announced that more than 43% of its traffic comes from mobile. It acquired news alert service Newsle earlier this month.

Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+