Popular job searching and portfolio application Linkedin has just received its latest update which brings with it a whole heap of changes, the least of which is a major design.
The update which the company code-named “Voyager” up until its release brings a new layout and appearance which brings it inline with that found on Facebook. The major upside of the new update however is the inevitable fix to the applications previously terrible menu system and social features which have now been greatly improved.
The update also sees the introduction of five new main tabs: Home, Me, Messaging, My Network and Search. Home allows you to see all the news and information that matters to you in one feed in a similar way to the timeline feature of Facebook. Me is where you can manage your profile, see who viewed it and also edit your information.
Messaging replaces the old email system and introduces a similar internal messaging system to that found on Twitter. My Network gives you a daily look at whats happening around you and your connections. Whilst search is a new way to search the network and various open positions.
On top of the whole overhaul of the application Linkedin also now lets you use iOS’s Spotlight feature to quickly launch the applications various features. The update is available as of today through the App Store on iPhone and Google Play for Android devices.