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Sep122018

New LinkedIn Groups Experience Goes Live On Desktop & Mobile

Following last month’s teaser of the revamped LinkedIn Groups, the professional social networking company, has officially unveiled the new Groups experience on Monday.

LinkedIn’s new Groups build from the grounds up with a focus on helping take advantage of all conversations tools and increasing relevance within the Groups.

The newly rebuilt Groups experience, available now, right on the main LinkedIn website and app offers:

An ability to post videos, multiple images, and other rich embedded media in group posts. Also, abilities like a reply to comments and edit posts and comments are available now.

New Group notifications, such as when someone comments on a post in the group, or when new people request to join a group is added as well.

Group admins now have full group management capabilities on iOS and Android mobile devices, including messaging group members, accepting requests to join, or removing posts that break group rules.

Here is a screenshot of new LinkedIn Groups:

New LinkedIn Groups

In addition to the above features, that are now available to users on both LinkedIn, desktop and mobile app, LinkedIn will also add some new features later, that includes:

New group navigation options on the LinkedIn home page, and the ability to engage in group conversations right from the main app feed. This will let users reply to comments or share articles without navigating to a group.

Lastly, on the desktop, users from the My Network tab will be able to discover new recommended groups. These groups are suggested based on their network and interests.

Why does this matter? As explained by LinkedIn:

“Over the past year we’ve focused on bringing conversations to the forefront on LinkedIn, adding new features to make it easy for you to talk to your professional communities – things like being able to record and share videos, messaging from anywhere on the site, and seeing when your connections are online.”

“The new Groups experience helps you take advantage of all these conversations tools with a seamless, faster experience so you can easily participate in your groups alongside all of the things you already love to do on LinkedIn.”

LinkedIn has already migrated all existing groups automatically to the new experience.

This is not the end, the company promises to further enhance the new Groups experience with more features, such as new moderation tools for admins slated to be released in the coming months.

In addition to the above features, LinkedIn also rolled out a number of new features and enhancements in the recent past, like LinkedIn QR code

LinkedIn QR code, offers a quick way to find a users profile and connect with them on-the-spot.

The next time you’re at an industry event and meet someone that you want to keep chatting with, open the LinkedIn app and scan their QR code to connect and stay in touch.

LinkedIn QR code can be placed on brochures and event materials, on a website, on a conference badges or lanyards, in email signature, or directly on the resume.

To get started with QR code, follow these easy steps:

  • Open LinkedIn app on iOS or Android, and tap the QR code icon in the search box on the Home tab.
  • From here, either scan someone’s LinkedIn QR code or upload a QR code image from the phone. Once done, you will be redirected to the scanned user profile.
  • For own LinkedIn QR code, just tap on “My code,” and either save it your photos or share the code through iMessage, email, or other apps directly from here.

LinkedIn QR code is available now in the LinkedIn iOS and Android apps globally.

Here is an image of LinkedIn QR code on iOS and Android:

LinkedInQR Code on iOS and Android

Translations feature in the LinkedIn Feed helps to see the posts written in a different language in the users native language.

Now, when a user views a post that is written in a different language will now see a new “See Translation” button within the LinkedIn Feed, recent activity section on someone’s profile, and in the post detail page.

“We show you the “See Translation” option based on signals such as your language setting, the country you’re accessing LinkedIn from, the languages on your profile, and other factors. We then compare it to the language we’ve identified a post as having to see if you might need it translated.”

The “See Translation” feature is available in more than 60 languages on desktop and mobile web.

Translations in LinkedIn Feed on Desktop and Mobile

 

LinkedIn also added a new ability that enable users to record and send voice messages to their connections.

“Whether you’re responding while walking or multitasking, or need to give an in-depth explanation, voice messages let you more easily and quickly communicate in your own voice with your connections,” the company stated.

To record a voice message:

First select a first degree connection, and then tap on the microphone icon in the mobile messaging keyboard. Then tap and hold on the microphone in the circle to record a voice message and release the finger to send.

To cancel a voice message before sending, just slide the finger away from the microphone icon while holding it down.

Voice messaging is now available in the LinkedIn app on iOS and Android globally to all members.

In the screenshots below you can see voice recording and cancelation:

LinkedIn Voice Message Recording LinkedIn Voice Message Cancellation

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