Raising the ActionBar for Groups’ users

May 19, 2009

Over 100,000 LinkedIn users have shared over a million professional news articles with their groups and connections, since we started offering the news sharing feature. We've received a ton of great feedback on the feature, with some of our users mentioning how inconvenient it was to participate in a group conversation given the additional step of returning to the news discussion page to leave a comment.

We're now incorporating some of these suggestions we gathered, starting with the ActionBar. Moving forward, any user who clicks through an article shared on a LinkedIn group will be able to share and comment directly from the news article. You can also discover related news content through the same toolbar, without having to switch back and forth between the news discussion page (on LinkedIn) and the news article.

All of the above three actions can be made directly through the ActionBar that you can find on the top of the article you've clicked through to. Check out the screenshot below.

LinkedIn ActionBar

LinkedIn’s ActionBar will allow group members to find and add value to the news that is most important to their respective groups. And, our goal with this iteration is to make it even simpler for users to participate in these  conversations.

As always – we look forward to and appreciate your feedback. Feel free to leave a comment on this blog or send us a tweet to @linkedin.