In an official post yesterday, LinkedIn's Angela Yang announced the introduction of a new feature to the social network for professionals — Notifications. As the name suggests, LinkedIn's new notification feature will keep users notified in real-time, each time their contacts like the content they share on LinkedIn, view their profile, accept their invitation, etc. 

Yang demonstrates that users should be able to spot a notification flag at the top of their homepage and a new Inbox envelope icon. Every time there is something new, such as comments, likes or shares, an accepted connection request, new inMails, among other things, a red circle will appear. She goes on to add, “This new feature is all part of our ongoing effort to make it easier to keep engaging discussions going with your network”.

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Introduces new Notifications feature

LinkedIn plans to introduce LinkedIn notifications for mobile users soon. The feature will be made available to users across Android, iPhone and iPad platforms using the LinkedIn application. This way, LinkedIn adds, users will not miss comments or updates to an engaging discussion, pertaining to a news article or any trending topic on LinkedIn. 

Yang elaborates that the new feature started rolling out yesterday, and that it may be a few weeks before users are able to spot to the flag appear at the top of their LinkedIn homepage. She adds, “In the meantime, start sharing a professional update, like a relevant news article, or comment on what your connections are discussing. We’ll take care of the rest and make sure you’re notified when people take actions on your updates. And stay tuned for more from the team as we’re working hard to bring new features that continue to make it easier to discover and discuss what matters to you”.

Just this morning, we reported about LinkedIn upgrading its mobile applications across Android, iOS and Symbian platforms.  According to LinkedIn, its mobile application aims to provide simple and dynamic solutions to professionals, helping them to be more productive and successful.

With this upgrade, the mobile applications have enhanced features such as Jobs, Jobs You May be Interested In, Notifications and Company Pages. These new features arm LinkedIn members with important professional intelligence on the go.

LinkedIn further notes that mobile is the fastest-growing consumer service on its network, with 23 percent of members now visiting LinkedIn on mobile apps, which is up 10 percent compared with the previous year. And with mobile products available for iPhone, Android and Mobile Web, it is uniquely positioned to deliver important business intelligence to help mobile professionals be great at what they do, adds LinkedIn in its official statement.

In addition to this, LinkedIn also announced the launch of the iPad application in several international languages, viz. French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Korean.

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with more than 175 million members worldwide and over 16 million in India.

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