Back in October, LinkedIn previewed a major redesign of its flagship mobile app. Now, the professional networking company has officially released the update that brings about the redesign and brings LinkedIn for iOS to version 9.0.
Essentially, LinkedIn 9.0 sees a streamlining of the app’s features to make them easier to access and use. They’re now available through five bottom tabs, namely, Home, Me, My Network, Messages, and Search.
You and your professional world
Home is where your feed resides. Here you can see the top views and news that are tailored to your industry, function, and skills. You can also control what appears in your feed by specifying what content you’re interested in and unfollowing the items that you’re not.
Focusing on your so-called professional brand, Me is where you can see all of your stats, letting you see who’s viewed your profile and who’s commenting on or sharing your posts. Of course, you can also update your profile from here.
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My Network is a tab that provides a daily briefing of what’s happening in your professional network. As such, it enables you to see people you may know and new network posts including job changes, birthdays, and more.
Messaging and search
The new Messages tab signifies LinkedIn’s move away from its old email-like InMail functionality and into a new communication tool whose quick and easy conversations more closely resemble those held in today’s popular messaging apps — while still keeping the focus on your professional contacts.
Finally, Search promises to be faster and smarter in enabling you to find people, jobs, and groups.
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The latest update to LinkedIn also adds support for searching for connections right from the home screen with Spotlight in iOS 9 and quick shortcuts using 3D Touch on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 8.0 or later, LinkedIn 9.0 is available now on the App Store for free.
In addition to its flagship app, LinkedIn offers a number of other iOS apps including Job Search and Pulse, which can now be opened directly from the LinkedIn app through its new app launcher feature.