Do You Have The New LinkedIn Experience? I don't... but thankfully I was working on a clients profile today that had it. Love my clients!
LinkedIn is gradually rolling out their desktop new User Interface (UI) – It’s Clean, Simple and Awesome. Minus a few fabulous features that have been taken away. I do love the new look. If you haven’t yet glimpsed it, this article will prepare you for the changes to ensure a smoother transition when the new UI arrives on your desktop.
Here are a few features that have been completely removed:
The main navigation at the top of the page has also been cleaned up and clarified, including new symbols and explanatory text underneath them such as “Notifications”, with a small, red icon to indicate updates, similar to Facebook. It is more simple and intuitive, with each element given a defined space on the screen.
Notifications get's a drastic change in its layout, making them more prominent. Along with a separate notifications tab, like in the app, which highlights all your important activity (while also providing LinkedIn with new, prominent ad space)
The new messaging platform has introduced a chat bot that can chime in to help in chores and is able to compare users’ calendars to schedule meetings by suggesting times and places.
So What Should You Do First…and Next?
LinkedIn wants users to have a more cohesive experience between the mobile app and the desktop browser, which is what this update accomplishes.
Although a lot has changed and some features, such as certain search functions and tagging, may be missing from the free version of LinkedIn. However, most people will find the new user interface more intuitive.
What do you think?