According to the latest news, as a part of a fresh redesign, the Microsoft owned social networking platform, LinkedIn has introduced new features such as stories, an improved search experience, video calling integration, and the ability to edit messages. Rumors suggest that there will soon be a dark mode too. The company is going for a major redesign after almost four years.

LinkedIn said these new features would allow easier navigation and better user experience. The company has already rolled out some of the features to a few countries and plans to make the new features available globally over the next couple of months.

The company announced the set of new features via a blog post. The blog post conveys that from now on, users will be able to start a video call over Microsoft Teams, or Zoom, or BlueJeans directly from LinkedIn messages. LinkedIn said that this will make it easy to switch conversations from chat to face to face video calls.

LinkedIn brings a bundle of new features like Stories, Video Chats, Dark Mode among others
LinkedIn brings a bundle of new features like Stories, Video Chats, Dark Mode among others

All you have to do to use this feature is you will have to click on the video call option next to the text box where you type a message. As soon as you do so, you will get options for different video call platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Team. You have to select one of the applications, sign in to it, and share a link or schedule the meeting.

In another blog post, LinkedIn said “This new LinkedIn experience is warmer and embodies our diverse, inclusive and trusted community. It is also simpler, more modern, and more intuitive, allowing for easier navigation and discovery.”

LinkedIn has also announced that it would soon bring a streamlined search experience that will make it easier to search for people, events, groups, and content

The LinkedIn Stories feature will allow users to share what is happening in their professional life without worrying that the content would permanently be attached to their profiles. These posts will stay for 24 hours only before getting automatically deleted. In simple words, it is more like a Messenger story or Whatsapp Status. Note that as of now, this LinkedIn Stories feature will only be rolling out to users in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Netherlands, UAE, and the US.  Later on, the feature will get global after some time.

In order to post a story, users can touch the circle with their photo on the LinkedIn app and then click on the plus sign on the top left corner to open the camera. Thus they can click a photo or record a video directly from the app. Some users can also opt for uploading an existing photo or video from the gallery. Note that as of now, the company is allowing video up to 20 seconds only. Just like a WhatsApp status, users can text or stickers to accompany the Story.

LinkedIn also included other qualities such as the ability to edit and delete messages, react to a message or Story with an emoji, and select multiple conversations at a time to archive, delete, or mark them as read / unread. One can also invite others to join an existing conversation while keeping the original conversation history private. The company has also enhanced the way users can report inappropriate messages.

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