LinkedIn Pulse is the new version of Pulse. The rebranding signifies the culmination of the integration between LinkedIn and Pulse, unveiled seven months after the professional social networking site acquired the popular social magazine app.
This integration allows you to sign in to Pulse with your LinkedIn account. The channels, influencers, and content you follow on LinkedIn are then automatically carried over onto the app. Your preferences and professional interests on LinkedIn are also harnessed by the app in recommending Pulse content to you.
Most noticeably, it comes along with a new interface design — a design that, while largely pretty to look at, is not without its shortcomings.
Fortunately, the new update addresses some of these shortcomings, particularly those pointed out by LinkedIn Pulse’s users.
First of all, the update restores the ability to swipe to go back after reading a story, a feature that a lot of users were disappointed to discover was missing in the initial version of LinkedIn Pulse.
The update also optimizes screen space in two ways. One, the home screen now has an increased density, letting you see more stories at a time. And two, the app’s iPad edition now supports full-screen reading, doing away with the unnecessary margins in the previous version.
The update also enables you to see stories you have already read in LinkedIn Pulse.
Also including miscellaneous fixes and performance improvements, the new version of LinkedIn Pulse is available now in the App Store for free. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 7.0 or later.