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What's New on LinkedIn: LinkedIn for Android, the LinkedIn Share Button, LinkedIn InMaps, and Much More

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Want to make the most of the time you spend on LinkedIn? Check out LinkedIn's latest features and enhancements to discover some new ways to maximize your LinkedIn experience. In this article, Sams Teach Yourself LinkedIn in 10 Minutes author Patrice-Anne Rutledge introduces you to the many new features LinkedIn has introduced in the past months. You'll learn how to access LinkedIn from your Android or feature phone, discover the content your professional network and industry peers are sharing, gain insight into hot topics with an enhanced LinkedIn Poll, quickly update your account settings, and much more.
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Over the past few months, the team at LinkedIn has been busy, introducing many new features and tools for its rapidly growing user base—now topping 100 million people.

In this article, I'll introduce you to LinkedIn Today, LinkedIn for Android, the LinkedIn Share button, LinkedIn Skills, and many other new features. You're sure to find one that enhances your LinkedIn experience.

LinkedIn Today

If you want to stay on top of what's happening in your industry and are short on time, check out LinkedIn Today at http://www.linkedin.com/today, shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1 View personalized news, based on your LinkedIn network and profile.

To view your personalized news, you must be signed in to LinkedIn. If you're not, click the Sign In link and enter your email address and password. No two members see exactly the same content on LinkedIn Today, which is why it's more relevant than scanning the headlines on a traditional online news publication.

LinkedIn Today shows you what people in your network and industry are currently sharing on LinkedIn and Twitter. The top five most-shared articles display in rotation at the top of the page.

As each article is featured, you can view how many times it's been shared as well as images of the people in your network who shared it (pause your mouse over their picture to view a pop-up with contact details). Use the Share and Save links in the upper-right corner to share this article with others or save it for future reference.

You can also access LinkedIn Today by selecting LinkedIn Today from the News menu on the global navigation bar. Depending on your past LinkedIn activity, a LinkedIn Today section might also display on your personalized home page.

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