LinkedIn has a new design
LinkedIn is making a radical change in the design of its desktop interface. Thus, the aged design of professional social networking is more appropriate for the dynamics of the 21st century. Although the reports indicate that the service users do not actually visit the desktop site a lot, the new design makes it significantly easier to navigate.
Users are now able to navigate more conveniently within seven separate partitioned sections which are called as home page, messages, jobs, notifications, me, network and search. The main stream of the application is transformed into a structure reminiscent of Facebook with its new design. Popular stories are compiled by real editors as well as algorithms and run against users. Users can hide shares they do not like, or stop keeping track of the owners of those posts. The development of the search interface makes it easier to find business opportunities, people and companies in the social network.
The biggest change is the arrival of the real-time messaging interface. The link tool is accessible from the bottom of every page in LinkedIn. If there is someone working for that company on a friend’s list of job seekers in a particular company, LinkedIn wants encourage its users to talk to that person and get some information and tips about the company.
LinkedIn has not made such a comprehensive change since 2003, when it went live in the desktop interface. According to the Wall Street Journal, preparations for the change have already begun before Microsoft bought LinkedIn for $ 26 billion.