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LinkedIn’s New “Voyager” App Gets Extreme Makeover & A More Streamlined Experience
New messaging, simple navigation and better integration headline the changes on the snappy new LinkedIn app.
NASA’s Voyager was a spacecraft that was built to go farther in space than any previous efforts and became the first craft to enter interstellar space. The fact that LinkedIn code-named their new App “Voyager” should tell you something about their goals with the new technology.
The new app has six navigation tabs at the top of the screen, including a pull-out list of other LinkedIn apps. One of the issues that previously arose with LinkedIn’s mobile strategy was the disjointed feeling that users had due to the sheer number of apps. The app navigation list shows what you have installed and can transfer you directly over in a fairly seamless format.
Another major upgrade is the messaging tab that displays conversations in a more casual, “text-y” private message feel than the traditional email feel of LinkedIn messages.
Beyond some of those larger changes, the overall experience seems more streamlined, sleeker and snappier. The Feed makes up the home screen and has plenty of white space that puts a premium on vivid visuals. The “Me” tab is a simple location where users can work on their own professional brand, and the search feature is quicker than before, 300 percent faster, according to LinkedIn.
For more information on the app, see the official LinkedIn blog post.