Simple Professional Hacks to Stay in the Know

October 12, 2016

We get it: with work, a personal life, and everything in between, professionals today are always on the go. Luckily, in today’s world, the resources you need are literally at your fingertips. Here are three new features on the LinkedIn mobile app that will help you tap your way to success:

1. Control what you see in your feed

Your LinkedIn feed is a valuable tool in your arsenal because it's customized based on what you want to see. It's a one-stop shop to consume, create, and share content with your entire professional network. In the feed, you can quickly get up to speed on relevant industry news, while also discovering new trends and opinions from industry leaders on topics that matter to you.

Over the last several months, we've revamped the feed so that, over time, it will become a customized stream of news and fresh perspectives tailored to your specific interests. Simply tap on the 3 dots on the top right on any post in your feed to fine tune what you want to see. For example, pick topics that interest you, follow leaders you want to hear from and tap on publications you like to read. Also, you can unfollow or hide updates from connections that you find less interesting, and we’ll do the rest by delivering more of what you like to read.


2. Never miss an interesting article again with “Save for Later”

As you scroll through your LinkedIn feed, you'll notice that on the bottom right of every article, there is now a bookmark icon that allows you to save that article for later. We know you're always on the move—running between meetings, waiting in line for coffee—and sometimes you just don’t have time to delve into an interesting but lengthy article right then and there.

With this highly-requested feature, you’ll never miss content that matters because you forget to revisit it later. Everything you want to read will be neatly stored away, under the “Me” tab, with a single tap under saved articles for viewing when you actually have the time to read.


3. Search for any news or content that interests you with new “Search Box”

It's now easier than ever to explore content relevant to your interests by using the search box. You can look for articles on topics you care about—from management tips to the latest news on artificial intelligence. You can also discover more on timely topics by using hashtags. For example, type Finance and see the latest articles and news being discussed.


These features were designed to help you stay informed on topics that matter to you. We know that you're busy, but it shouldn't be hard for you to stay up-to-date. Delivering smart content directly to your mobile phone that’s ready to read when you are is just one of the ways LinkedIn can help you be your best professional self – all you need to do is tap.