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LinkedIn Launches Improved Notification Features

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LinkedIn has updated its notification features to better help you stay in the loop.

Notifications will now include top news updates, a weekly notification on how many people found you via LinkedIn search and new customization options.

“We’re constantly looking for ways to keep you up to speed on the things you’re most interested in,” the professional network’s senior product manager, Naman Goel, said in a blog post. “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.”

Here’s a closer look at the changes:

Daily Rundown — This will make it easier for you to stay up-to-date with the top news on a daily basis. The notifications will focus on the top headlines your co-workers and people in your niche will be talking about.

Search Appearances — Weekly notifications will now be coming your way to let you know how many people found you by doing a LinkedIn search, as well as the top companies your searchers work at. The goal of this update is to give you a better understanding of how you’re being discovered so you can better optimize your LinkedIn account for the opportunities you want to be found for.

Notification Customization — LinkedIn is rolling out a number of notifications settings on both mobile and desktop to give you more control of your account. You will now, for instance, be able to:

  • Mute or unmute: This tool enables you to mute any notification to halt receipt of post updates. You also have the option of returning to the notification and clicking on unmute.
  • Unfollow: You can now unfollow connections directly from a notification. Once done, you will no longer have to receive updates about them or see their activity in the Notifications tab or in your Feed. You will still remain connected with them on LinkedIn and you can re-follow them whenever you wish.
  • Turn off: You can now turn off certain types of notifications, such as birthday updates. If you change your mind, simply scroll to the top of the notification tab on mobile or on the lefthand side on desktop.

Also an update that will soon be on the way will give you the ability to delete notifications you no longer wish to see.

Check out LinkedIn’s new video about the changes below:

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Jennifer Cowan

Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.