Weekly Roundup: Most Recent is Back, Message from Anywhere, Respond with One Click
April 21, 2017
Welcome to our new weekly roundup series, a new series to keep you in the know on the latest and greatest product updates and tools we’re adding to the LinkedIn experience. Our hope is that you tune in weekly to learn more about these new tools and how to make the most of them in your day to day.
Let’s take a look see at what’s new this week:
Toggle to the left, toggle to the right. No, it’s not a new dance, but we have added back the ability for you to view the updates you care about most, up top. You can easily toggle between “Top recommended” or by “Most Recent” posts to choose exactly what you want to see when you come to your Feed.
We want you to loooove it. Your Feed should be an experience you love coming back to every day. Take the opportunity to personalize it with the news and sources you want to see . Looking to follow the top voices in marketing or big data? We’ve got you covered. Click on on the control icon on the top right corner of any update and choose “Improve my feed” to follow industry leaders, companies and publications.
When you don’t know where to begin. In case you missed it, we recently added the ability for you to have instant conversations from any page on the LinkedIn desktop experience. The best part is that we will show you who can get you an intro for that new job you’re looking into, or that person you’ve always wanted to meet. There’s your friendly nudge, now get to it.
Don’t ghost someone. I know, we’ve all been there. You want to be prompt in your reply but the desire to be thoughtful makes you put it off. And then you forget to come back to it….The struggle is real. And we’re here to help. We’ve added some response suggestions for all of your messages, including InMail, so that when you receive a message, you can quickly reply with just one tap.
The feels you get from seeing three dots. Waiting for a response can feel like a nail-biting experience. Did I say the right thing, was I convincing enough, will they respond! And then you see the welcomed dots appear, letting you know your message was received and that someone is typing a response. We’ve added read receipts and typing indicators on our desktop experience. Make sure to turn them on (or off) by going to Settings & Privacy and then the Communications section to activate this feature.