After being blocked from using Twitter’s feed feature earlier this month, LinkedIn unveils a new homepage design
The new design aims to make it easier for LinkedIn users to find and access information.
The site now gives relevant updates at the top of user’s network feed such as trending topics and news based on their industry and connections
LinkedIn’s new homepage is placing more emphasis on shared posts and articles in an effort to make the update stream "richer and cleaner."
It’s more social look will allow users to "see and engage in what their connections are talking about," without having to click on the "see more" option.
"This is just the beginning of many more exciting, new features we plan to bring to the Homepage to offer more customization and functionality this year," said Caroline Gaffney, product manager at LinkedIn in a blog post. "We look forward to making the LinkedIn Homepage your go-to destination to discover and discuss what matters to you, your industry and your professionals network around the world."
LinkedIn’s redesigned homepage is gradually rolling out to all LinkedIn members over the next few weeks.
LinkedIn announced earlier this month that it would no longer be able to integrate tweets, which brought its three year partnership with Twitter to a surprising end.
Until recently, LinkedIn users could link their accounts to the micro blogging service which allowed a user’s tweets to automatically show up on LinkedIn’s news feeds.
However, the partnership formed between Twitter and LinkedIn in 2009, came to an abrupt end as Twitter has begun to block out third-party developers who should not "build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience."
LinkedIn announced in their blog that users can still choose to share their status updates on Twitter by clicking the share button which will which will update LinkedIn connections and Twitter followers.
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