LinkedIn has patched up the appearance of its homepage display for the convenience of its users.
The internet buzz provider, which mainly focuses on business trends, announced that its recent strategy of refurbishing its homepage display is part of their aim to provide better convenience for users in searching and scanning information through a much simpler and well-organized layout. It also allows the company to spend a greater emphasis on bringing up-to-date news and network coverage.
In addition, the recently modified web site will no longer have a need for the ‘see more’ link function; it will rather use update streams for immediate posts.
LinkedIn redesigns its homepage. Image: LinkedIn
“Now you can see the most important network updates and articles at the top of the feed. This makes it quick and easy to stay on top of what matters most, such as trending topics, news, and professional updates based on what your connections and industry are reading, sharing, and discussing,” said Caroline Gaffney, product manager at LinkedIn, in a blog post.
Gaffney commented that the modification would reduce the amount of time and effort that users will have to spend searching for information, which is part of the firm’s greater goal to improve the appearance and atmosphere of the corporate social network.
“We’re always looking for new ways to make the homepage experience better, more efficient and a place where you can come every day to get what you need to be productive and successful,” she added.
Gaffney also emphasized that this effort is just an initial start of offering better and more exciting new features to provide better experience for the greatest convenience of the users.
“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,” she stressed.
Regarding the issue of the refresh also rolling out to its regional websites, LinkedIn is still unavailable; though hopes for a future reply are still expected.
It was noted last June that the corporate social network experienced a serious security breach that affected more than 6.5 million user accounts. Fortunately, the firm somehow managed to avoid further destruction apart from its image. This refreshment may have been timely and what LinkedIn calls adapting to recent advancements by getting rid of a previous homepage design that seemed obsolete.
LinkedIn said that the “redesigned homepage was launched to a subset of members globally and will ramp up to all members over the next few weeks”.
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