LinkedIn and Pulse Integration: Professional News Tailored to You
November 13, 2013
Whether you’re commuting to work or waiting for a meeting to start, even in five minutes you can turn an idea into an action plan with the right insight and knowledge. We believe these moments exist throughout the day and can be used to make you even more productive, inspired, and informed to make better business decisions about your job and your career.
Pulse and LinkedIn technology have been fully integrated to offer a more relevant news experience with content tailored to your professional interests both on the Pulse app and on LinkedIn.com. This is just the first step of many we will be taking to ensure you’re getting a consistent and seamless content experience that is tailored to you. Starting today, LinkedIn Pulse will become the main vehicle for our social news experience across mobile and desktop and will replace LinkedIn Today.
In addition to a brand new visual refresh of the Pulse app, now social actions like commenting and liking on Pulse are possible for the first time and will sync with your LinkedIn.com experience. Any channels you follow on LinkedIn will also automatically sync across your Pulse app experience. It also means that the professional news you’ve come to expect and rely on from LinkedIn just got better -- infused with added discovery and navigation functionality as well as expanded publisher content.
Here are some tips for getting started on the new Pulse app:
Sync your LinkedIn and Pulse experience: When you download the new Pulse app on iOS or Android, you will be prompted to sign-in using your LinkedIn profile. Once you’ve done this, we will automatically bring in the channels, influencers and LinkedIn content you already follow into your Pulse experience. Additionally, Pulse will offer personalized content recommendations that are customized to your LinkedIn preferences and professional interests.
Share with your network: We’ve made it even easier for you to access and share topics and news from your Pulse app. Try out the new, enhanced social sharing features, easily accessible within every piece of content at the top of the screen so you can instantly like, comment or share an article with your professional peers on LinkedIn.
Discover new professional content: We’ve not only improved the overall search functionality with faster autocomplete suggestions, but we’ve also made it easier for you to find “What’s New” across timely world events and what’s trending. You can also create unique lists in the “My Lists” section around professional topics like green technology, real estate or business, and discover new suggested topics via recommendations or easy right-to-left scrolling to see the next article within a channel or publication.
As you can imagine, I am thrilled to see LinkedIn and Pulse coming together in this way. We believe news and information can help make every professional moment count -- wherever you may be (even if it’s standing in line for coffee). And we have so much more in store.