Articles by Ben Guthrie
In July this year, we announced LinkedIn Groups’ searchable directory to make it easier for you to find the groups you’ll derive the most benefit from. In August, we turned on the discussions feature and just last month Monica Rogati blogged about “Groups you might Like” that makes it easier for you to stumble upon – (yes, you guessed right) – groups you might like!
I’m glad to be back with more Groups enhancements, which provide you ways to share, customize and organize the groups that you’ve now become a part of.
LinkedIn Groups has always been the central place on LinkedIn for users to form communities around professional interests. Thus far, users have used Groups to search and contact one another. But, today’s
adds the most requested feature of them all – Group Discussions.
This is the first step in a series of upgrades to the Groups functionality that you will be seeing in the months to come. In addition to discussions, given below are three more new feature enhancements to LinkedIn Groups:
We are thrilled to announce the launch of LinkedIn’s Groups Directory on Friday, July 11! With over 90,000 groups on LinkedIn, it was about time to make the complete list easily accessible by our members. The goal with this feature is to make it easier for people to find groups to join, and we think the directory goes a long way toward achieving that goal.
We’ve just released our first version of a standardized company directory. This directory is a foundational component for enhancing a variety of features on LinkedIn, such as colleague reconnect, company search, and job search. We will also be able to leverage this directory to build brand new features, which will be announced in the coming months.
The directory was built using some high powered analytics and the data that users have provided about their companies. There is a rich database of companies in this release, and we will be gradually adding more companies over time.
- New LinkedIn Features
We are very pleased to announce the upgrade of LinkedIn Groups. Today, we’re releasing a brand new, streamlined group creation process along with a few enhancements to the group management tool. I will delve into the details below, but first let’s step back and take a look at the benefits of being a member of a LinkedIn Group.
Membership in a group affords users the following three benefits: