The topics included in the blog post are: “Increased visibility of your LinkedIn Profile”, “Easier to share accomplishments with your network”, “Productivity bots and similar tools to improve communication with your network”, “Easily meet up with other members”, and “Keep learning new skills on Lynda”. Under the new features, you will have the ability to see members nearby who have also opted-in, so it’s easier to meet up when you’re at a conference or out for lunch. This will enable you to connect with business leaders or even look for possible job opportunities. Other functionalities include new automated systems which use information in your messages to suggest responses, meetings, ice breakers, or insights. This feature will help you in conduction crucial conversations more easily.
Similar to the way your profile shows up in search engines, LinkedIn will now allow certain third-party services to show your profile to their users so that you can be more easily found for opportunities and connect with people. However, there is an option whereby you can opt out of this broader distribution of your profile, and you can control what you share on your profile.
In December 2016, Microsoft had acquired LinkedIn.com, for which they paid more than $26 billion, but the terms of service are different. Harrington informed that the company will leverage the former’s technology and resources to offer more valuable features and services. Recently, the portal has brought many new features, including desktop redesign, change in notifications, photo filters, trending storylines, comment management and recent feed.