LinkedIn adds notifications feature to promote user engagement

It may take a few weeks for the new feature to go live for all users

LinkedIn will now notify its members whenever their contacts interact with them in a variety of ways, such as liking something they posted.

These alerts will be added in real time to a new section of the user's account home page, called Notifications. Whenever there is a new item, a red circle will appear on the Notifications section label.

"This new feature is all part of our ongoing effort to make it easier to keep engaging discussions going with your network," wrote LinkedIn official Angela Yang in a blog post on Wednesday.

LinkedIn started rolling out this feature Wednesday, but it may take "a few weeks" to be activated for all users.

This notifications feature will also "soon" be added to LinkedIn's mobile applications for iOS and Android devices.

LinkedIn has about 175 million members worldwide who use the site to engage in professional networking.

With a LinkedIn account, users can create profiles detailing their professional experience, build a list of contacts, post comments and links, join groups, check out job postings and view news relevant to them.

In addition to basic free accounts, LinkedIn also has paid accounts that give subscribers more features and capabilities, primarily in the area of job hunting. LinkedIn also offers paid accounts tailored for professional recruiters and for sales executives.

In the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, LinkedIn increased its revenue year over year by almost 90 percent to US$228.2 million, while net income fell 38 percent to $2.8 million. LinkedIn's stock closed at $113.28 on Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange, up 5.5 percent. In the past 52 weeks, it has ranged from $55.98 to $120.63.

Juan Carlos Perez covers enterprise communication/collaboration suites, operating systems, browsers and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Juan on Twitter at @JuanCPerezIDG.

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

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

Juan Carlos Perez

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Essentials

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

Learn more >

Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Exec

Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

Learn more >

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

Learn more >

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

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.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?