Graphically speaking, the new LinkedIn borrows heavily from Google+’s Spartan design. The layout is clear, spacious, and free from all the clutter that dominates Facebook.
What the design delivers though is very much Facebook style. Relevant updates are highlighted by bringing them to the top, plus a comment stream that also borrows from Facebook. It also shows who has commented and liked a post.
The new design also incorporated a revamp of the original tab bar at the top, incorporating a new, slick black finish.
Caroline Gaffney, a product manager with LinkedIn, said, “This simpler and cleaner design makes it easier to navigate the page and quickly find the updates you’re looking for – whether that’s a news article your boss has recently shared or it’s to see who has just started a new job.”
The roll out for the new LinkedIn homepage began on Monday, but may take several weeks to complete. So, for those of you who are looking at the same old LinkedIn page as we speak, here’s a preview of what to expect: