LinkedIn Revamped Mobile App For Android And iOS Now Available And It Looks Like Facebook


LinkedIn launched a new version of its mobile app for iOS and Android users worldwide.

Featuring five tabs on the screen, the redesigned app attempts to de-clutter all of its features and provide an easier user experience akin to how one uses Facebook and other popular social media apps.

"We're so excited to show you the new LinkedIn mobile experience," states the app's description on iTunes. "We set out to make it easier than ever for you to connect with and learn from people who can accelerate your professional success. That required us to simplify and streamline the mobile experience."

The new LinkedIn mobile app was first announced back in October. The company has designed the app with five tabs on the screen which, as previously mentioned aim to provide a non-cluttered user experience. These tabs include Home, Me, Messages, My Network and Search.

The "Home" tab is where users can get all the news and info that they are interested in. It is also where they can see posts, which can be customized according to preferred topics.

The "Me" tab is where the user can see profile views and skills endorsement from his connections. The tab also gives the user a way to edit their profile.

The "Messages" tab gives a more modern appeal to messaging as it evolves from a mere email exchange to an easier and even sticker-filled messenger.

The "My Network" tab features network updates, list of connections, connection invites and suggestions of people who the user may know.

Lastly, the "Search" tab features a faster and smarter way for users to perform professional-focused searches.

"The LinkedIn app makes it easier to connect to the people and things that matter in your professional world," stated in the app's description found in Google Play. "Build and nurture your professional network, stay up to date with the latest business and industry news, and find your next dream job."

According to LinkedIn, the newly-refreshed messaging features of the app, as well as the redesigned search feature, make the latest LinkedIn app faster than the previous version by up to 300 percent.

"The core for the mobile product, the spine of the app, has always been this feed," Jonathan Redfern, LinkedIn's VP of Product, told Mashable. "We've moved from a feed that was a lot about your connections to a feed that's more about the professional topics and interests you choose to follow."

The new LinkedIn mobile app is now available as a free download in the App Store and Google Play Store.

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