LinkedIn just gave its flagship app a major facelift. The company released a redesigned version of its main app Tuesday. The new app, which was first previewed in October, makes the app look more like Facebook and other social media apps.
Like Facebook, LinkedIn’s new app is centered around a central feed, which shows you updates from people in your network and content they are sharing on LinkedIn. Similar to Facebook’s News Feed, the app filters which updates you’ll see based on what you’re most likely to be interested in — and the company says the feature will get better over time as you use the app more.
“The core for the mobile product, the spine of the app, has always been this feed,” Jonathan Redfern, LinkedIn’s VP of Product, tells Mashable. “We’ve moved from a feed that was a lot about your connections to a feed that’s more about the professional topics and interests you choose to follow.”
Outside of the feed, there’s a “My Network” section, which serves up suggested people you may know, as well as cards with bite-sized updates about your connected friends, such as work anniversaries and new jobs. If that sounds familiar, that’s because it’s similar to LinkedIn’s Connected app, which revolves around updates like these. Read more…