Since Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn a couple of months ago, the only real news has been their new Open 19 project. Now the company has pushed out a major feature update to their mobile platform.
“Content Search” allows users to look for any topic and find relevant articles that have been published by LinkedIn or third parties. At this time the feature is limited to English on Android and iOS devices.
LinkedIn has published a blog post on the update with details on what exactly it means for users:
“Search your feed. Enter the keywords you remember in the search box and find what you’re looking for under the Posts tab of the search results page. While you’re at it, join the conversation and share your own unique perspectives on the topic.
Explore topics you care about. Content search helps you keep up with topics you’re interested in, and allows you to dive deeper to learn more. Search for any topic in your industry, like augmented reality or mobile marketing, and instantly access the latest conversations, ideas, and diverse perspectives of your peers, colleagues or thought-leaders. See anything that sparks your curiosity? Refine your search to dive deeper into the topic and learn more.
Tap into hashtags. Hashtags included in your posts (or others) are now tappable and lead to search results so that you can discover other posts with the same hashtag. As you would expect, you can also search for a hashtag to see all public posts tagged with it.”
The update adds much more to the social and news element of LinkedIn, and the team says that this is “just the beginning.” In the future they plan to make the search faster and more useful. In the coming weeks and months it will also launch on other platforms.