LinkedIn tip: iPhone app introduces new gesture features

Back in March, LinkedIn rolled out "LinkedIn Today," a beta social news service that aggregates the top headlines and stories related to your industry, based on what your connections share.

When LinkedIn subsequently adapted LinkedIn Today for the iPhone, developers "focused on keeping the interaction model simple by leveraging familiar design patterns outlined in Apple's Human Interface Guidelines for the iPhone, says Frank Yoo, LinkedIn's mobile design lead.

Now, in its first update since the launch of LinkedIn Today, users can navigate the iPhone app via new gestures that LinkedIn says are "more fluid and natural." If you don't want to learn the new navigation gestures, you can still use the standard navigation controls to browse the news on the app.

Here's what you need to know about the iPhone app updates and step-by-step instructions on how to employ the new gestures.

How to Navigate Between Articles as You Read

Start by selecting "News" from the LinkedIn home screen on your iPhone, then tap the first article you want to read. To advance to the next article without having to backtrack to the first screen, do the following:

1. Scroll to the bottom of the screen.

2. Once you're at the bottom, pull up the screen until you see a headline preview of the next article below.

3. Lift your finger from the screen, and the article that you previewed will load.

[Want more LinkedIn tips, tricks and analysis? Check out CIO.com's LinkedIn Bible.]

This gesture works in reverse, too. If you want to preview the article that appears before the one you're looking at, scroll to the top of the page and pull down until you see the article that precedes it.

How to Preview Multiple Article Headlines Before Selecting One

This new gesture is related to the one above, however it lets you preview multiple articles before selecting one. To do this:

1. Scroll to the bottom of the screen if you want to advance forward to an article.

2. At the bottom of the screen, pull up until you see a headline preview (like you did above), but this time, keep your finger on the screen.

3. To preview a headline beyond the next one, keep your finger on the screen then slide it down until the arrow flips. Without letting go, bring your finger back up. Do this until you find an article you want to read.

4. Once you see the headline you want, lift your finger, and the app will load it.

Just like with the first gesture, this one works in reverse, too. Follow the same instructions, except pull down from the top of the screen to choose an article that came before the one you're currently looking at.

LinkedIn Tip: How to Use "Signal" to Job Hunt

What About Bob? LinkedIn's Top Names for CEOs, Engineers and More

LinkedIn Search: 3 Ways to Maximize Your Social Networking Success

Kristin Burnham covers consumer technology, social networking and Web 2.0 for CIO.com. Follow Kristin on Twitter @kmburnham. Follow everything from CIO.com on Twitter @CIOonline and on Facebook. Email Kristin at kburnham@cio.com

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Internet-based applications and servicesLinkedInsocial networkinginternet

Struggling for Christmas presents this year? Check out our Christmas Gift Guide for some top tech suggestions and more.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Kristin Burnham

CIO (US)

Most Popular Reviews

Follow Us

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Shopping.com

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Latest Jobs

Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?