New Desktop Design Q&A
Welcome to episode 149, it seems that the roll-out has now reached about 75% of users so I thought it would make sense to get through some of the many questions I have been receiving.
It’s funny for me, I feel like I have been talking about this for so long with very little feedback and then all of a sudden….everyone is talking about it and asking questions!
Before I get into that though, I have a couple of updates for you;
Published Post Comments
LinkedIn have officially announced a new feature within published posts – the ability to switch off comments and report inappropriate comments – woop-de-do!
Not only is that tame but the blog article announcing it is very annoying!
Maybe it’s just me (probably) but I find it hard to read those ‘corporate’ type posts that say nothing at all for the first two paragraphs!
Update to Mobile App
LinkedIn have quietly added an interesting new section to a personal profile, it’s only on mobile currently but I suspect it may come to desktop eventually (footnote – apparently this has been a feature on the Android app for some time).
When you next go onto the app you find you are asked this question;
When you tap on add topics you are given a list of topics (presumably based on your profile & network) from which you can pick 3.
Then you add them to your profile
And this is what they look like
I’m not sure if these are searchable yet but that could become an option. It’s certainly worth adding them for now.
Your ‘Neptune’ Questions answered.
How do I create a new company page?
This is a bit hidden but you will find it at the bottom of the ‘more’ menu (you do need to scroll down).
How do I find my own company page or one I’m an admin for?
For some reason this is in a different place to the above!
For this you need to go to the ‘Me’ menu and you will see the pages you own or manage in the list.
How do I personalise invitations?
Don’t invite someone from anywhere other than their profile! If you click ‘connect’ from a shortlist or ‘people you may know’ it just sends a blank invitation.
Has the recommendation button gone?
No but it has moved. See below
How do I conduct a search within my first tier connections?
This actually hasn’t changed, the best way is via an advanced search…..wait! Advanced search has gone!! No worries, you can still do it, this video shows you how;
How do I sort my homepage feed by ‘most recent’
Unfortunately, you can’t but I believe there is a strong possibility that this feature may be coming back and that it will be much better than before…let’s hope so!
How do I revert back to the old UI?
Sorry, you can’t! My suggestion is that you focus on making the most of Neptune, it has it’s faults but also some good points and I’m certain it will improve in time.
That’s it for this week, don’t forget to leave a voicemail or email me with any questions or suggestions, till next time.
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