LinkedIn has launched new options created to improve the platform’s accessibility, help members in career skills development, and enhance user service listings. These include real-time captions for live audio events, improved discovery of content that you’ve already seen, live skills learning sessions, and a custom URL display option on creator profiles.
LinkedIn has added real-time captions to audio events particularly for people with hearing impairments, hence promoting inclusivity. Additionally, people can rely on the captions instead of the audio whenever they are unable to tune into the events using audio.
LinkedIn’s audio discussions have become one of the essential features of the platform since being launched in January, therefore captions within them are a significant addition.
Next, the platform has launched a new program called LinkedIn Learning Live, which consists of a four-week interactive series of real-time conversations, created to help members learn necessary skills for career advancement.
The sessions will be held Every Wednesday from May 18th to June 8th, as stated by LinkedIn, in which learners will be able to ask questions, share experiences, and join conversations with LinkedIn’s instructors. The sessions will be based on topics like “Making better decisions” or “Reinventing yourself.”
To make post re-discovery easier, LinkedIn has included an option that enables users to search for posts by entering creator’s name and keywords mentioned in their post. Although a small update, this could be helpful for users to find posts that they have seen and wish to access again.
In addition to this, LinkedIn is allowing service providers to share enhanced reviews with their community. Although the customer reviews display option already exists in LinkedIn, the new update makes it easier for profile visitors to see the reviews or comments in-stream.
According to LinkedIn, “by sharing reviews in their feed, service providers can multiply the impact of a single review and leverage the benefits of word-of-mouth recommendations across their community.”
Lastly, the option to add links to the top of users’ profiles can help them re-direct profile visitors to their company websites. LinkedIn has added that initially, the option will only be available to people who use the Creator Mode option, but will eventually be available to all users.
These little tweaks and improvements could have a significant impact on the way people use LinkedIn, hence benefitting both the platform and its users.