LinkedIn Makes Facebook-Like Enhancements

Professional networking site rolls out 'real-time' notifications

   

Professional social networking site LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) rolled out a new notification feature Wednesday.

The enhancement is similar to the “real-time” notification system used by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), as it lets users know when someone likes what they’ve shared, comments on their posts, views their profile and more.

Here’s how it works:

  • A notification flag will appear at the top of a user’s LinkedIn homepage, along with a new Inbox envelope icon.
  • A red circle will appear in that area when something “new” is happening on that user’s page.

Although the new feature was introduced yesterday, LinkedIn says it will take a few weeks before all members’ pages are updated with the new feature.

The company also will soon be launching a new app that allows users to see their LinkedIn notifications via mobile devices like Google‘s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android and Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone and iPad.


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