06 July 2020
LinkedIn, a social network that has been specifically designed for career and business professionals is gradually adopting some successful features from other social network services. Now the latest ones to be added to the service include Stories and video chat among others.
LinkedIn via a blog post announcement made this official that users can switch their chat conversations to face-to-face interactions in just a click. Users can start video chats using Microsoft Teams, BlueJeans by Verizon, or Zoom directly in the LinkedIn messages. Just click on the video icon next to where you’d type a message and from there a pop-up will get opened to let you choose from Teams, Zoom, or BlueJeans and a prompt to sign in.
One more new addition is the Stories that is rolling out in the United States, Canada, France, Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, and the UAE first. Stories needs no introduction; it is similar to what we see on Instagram. You can express yourself or put any special moment on Stories and share it with others. The message will get vanished in 24 hours. To post a Story on your profile, touch the circle with your photo and a plus sign in the upper left corner to open the camera. You can record the video or take the photo directly through the app, upload a video that is the 20s in length, can doodle with a sticker or text, and mention users with @. It will roll out globally soon.
While announcing some new capabilities introduced on LinkedIn, the company also announced a new look and some new additions to the service via a couple of other blog posts. LinkedIn has redesigned its social network one more time. The new redesign comes after the last major redesign of the service that happened nearly five years ago. The makers tout that the new design put its community at the front and center.
Calling it simpler and more modern, the company tells the new design offers easier navigation and discovery. There is now a new and streamlined search experience that helps you to search for people, events, groups easily. Also, new illustrations have been added that showcase people with different abilities, diverse backgrounds, and ethnicities, and a wide range of jobs and industries.
Other notable features that LinkedIn has introduced, include the ability to edit and delete messages, react to a message or Story with an emoji, and select multiple conversations at a time to archive, delete, or mark them as read/unread. LinkedIn has also enhanced the way users can report inappropriate messages.