LinkedIn Redesigns Mobile Profiles to Put Contextual Information

On Tuesday, LinkedIn launched redesigned mobile profiles to put extra contextual information with an aim to make people have conversations with other users. LinkedIn new profiles now have a ‘in common’ section that displays information about experiences, connections or groups, information about how users found you via search or mutual connection and highlights skills, experience and education at the top.

It will initially appear on LinkedIn’s flagship iOS and Android apps, but updates will displayed on the web as well as the company’s other mobile apps.

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“Your LinkedIn Profile is your professional identity of record. Your new profile helps you tell your story to other professionals when they’re looking for you on the go, Charlton Soesanto, mobile product manager at LinkedIn, wrote in a blog post. “We are launching this new profile experience on mobile first, not just because 43 percent of you are visiting us via mobile, but because thinking mobile forces us to innovate and radically rethink, focus and simplify what’s most important.

Earlier, LinkedIn had opened R&D centre in Kartnataka and new office in Banglore. Also, it launched feature for brands to create ‘Follow Company Botton’ and introduced checkIn under its talent solutions. The website had recently launched University Pages on the portal andopened its doors for high school students.

LinkedIn has raised seven round of investment and is having a total capital of USD 206.1 million. Recently, it acquired 10 companies including Bright.com, Pulse, SlideShare, Rapportive, TrustHop and others. The website is backed by 9 investors and having 22 competitors.

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