New Notifications Features to Stay Up-to-Date on Your Network and Your Activity

July 11, 2017

The Notifications tab on LinkedIn is where you can go to access timely and relevant updates about your network, where you can see activity about you, the content you’ve shared, and your connections. Notifications can help you start a conversation and connect to new career opportunities — we show you job listings you may be interested in, updates when someone you know starts a new position, details on who you’re meeting with next, and much more.

We’re constantly looking for ways to keep you up to speed on the things you’re most interested in. Here’s what’s new with notifications:

Daily Rundown - To help you stay in the know on the top news of the day, we are rolling out a Daily Rundown notification that gives you a summary of the top news. Easily arm yourself with the top headlines and stories your coworkers will be talking about today.

Search Appearances - You’ll now start receiving a weekly notification on how many people found you from a LinkedIn search, as well as the top companies your searchers work at. This notification helps you understand how you’re being discovered so that you can optimize your profile for the opportunities you want to be found for.

Customize your notifications  - We know everyone values different information about their professional network, so we’re rolling out multiple notifications settings on both mobile and desktop to give you more control.

With these new notifications settings on mobile and desktop you now have the option to:

  • Mute or unmute: Tagged in a photo from your team off-site and don’t want to get notified as others like or comment on the post? No problem — now you can mute any notification so that you stop receiving updates. If you change your mind, simply go back to that notification and click unmute.

  • Unfollow: If you don’t want to receive updates from certain connections, you have the option to unfollow them directly from a notification. You’ll no longer see their activity in the Notifications tab or in your Feed. Don’t worry though, they’ll never know you chose to stop receiving their updates and you’ll remain connected on LinkedIn. If you decide you want to follow them again, simply visit their profile and click on follow from the menu on the top right.

  • Turn off: If you don’t want to get certain types of notifications, like birthday updates or when your connections publish an article for example, you can turn them off. If you change your mind, you can switch back by scrolling to the top of the notification tab on mobile or on the lefthand side on desktop.

Coming soon, you’ll also have the ability to delete notifications that you no longer want to see.

Did you know you can also turn off the notifications on your own activity? If you don’t want to alert others when you update your profile photo or change your job position, just turn off the notifications under your profile settings. Click on privacy and then choose whether your network is alerted to profile changes.

We want to give you more choice over the content and updates you see from your network, and at the same time make it easier for you to stay informed about the people and information you care about  — after all, knowing when someone changes jobs is a great time to reconnect.

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