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LinkedIn Launches Fresh New Design for Desktop

LinkedIn today launched a revamped desktop design to match its mobile app.

The redesign, which seems to be inspired by Facebook, is the most comprehensive change for desktop users since LinkedIn’s inception.

The redesign, LinkedIn director of engineering Chris Pruett said, is “something we’ve taken the time and investment to build from the ground up and in concert with our new mobile app, to provide a LinkedIn experience that is more intuitive, faster and creates more value for you.”

“Our goal is to ensure you can seamlessly access the most relevant professional conversations, content and opportunities whether you’re on our mobile app or on our desktop experience,” Pruett added. “Most importantly, this desktop redesign brings conversations and content to the heart of the platform, so you can more easily share ideas, join a discussion, and discover news and topics you care about.”

The changes include:

  • Revamped bar navigation with seven main areas: Home (Your Feed), Messaging, Jobs, Notifications, Me, My Network, and Search. The ‘more’ icon, meanwhile, can launch you into other experiences such as LinkedIn Learning.
  • Smarter messaging: A real-time messaging interface allows you to message a connection wherever you are on LinkedIn. The site will also offer suggestions to “help you break the ice in any conversation and connect you to your next opportunity.”
  • Richer Feed: Algorithms and human editors together are making your feed relevant by serving up content from people and publishers you are actually interested in. The change includes new ways for you to “dive deep” into relevant topics and follow trending stories.
  • More intuitive search: One universal search box makes it easier to find people, jobs, companies, groups and schools. New filter options on the right hand side enable you to refine your search as well. The ability to search posts will be added in the coming weeks.
  • More insight into content views: You can now check on who is reading and interacting with the content you share. That info will include the person’s company, job title and location.
  • Profile suggestions: Suggestions have been revamped “so you can more easily see what you need to do to look your best professionally, for example, suggested skills based on what recruiters are searching for,” Pruett said.

Check out the new look in the video below:

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