LinkedIn, the social network for professionals has just launched a new profile look. LinkedIn follows the path of the micro-blogging platform Twitter which too has recently launched a new profile look to all its users. The new LinkedIn profiles are very similar to Facebook profiles.
The new profile look rolled out on Twitter is also similar to the Facebook profile look. The reason for competing social networks like LinkedIn and Twitter following Facebook’s path is pretty simple. Facebook’s profile lays more emphasis on visual content rather than plain text. Visual content makes a profile more appealing and improves engagement.
Features Of The New LinkedIn Profile Look
LinkedIn has made a lot of visual changes to the new profiles. The new LinkedIn profiles let you add a larger photo and a custom profile background image. You can use your own image for the profile background or choose from the exclusive gallery of beautiful background images provided by Twitter.
Apart from visual changes, Twitter has also added a lot of new features for the premium members. Twitter now offers personalized keyword suggestions for you profile. With these keywords, businesses looking for people with your skills can find you more easily through search.
With the new LinkedIn profile, premium users can also opt for the open profile feature. If you choose to make your profile open, any LinkedIn user can view your complete profile and contact you.
LinkedIn is also offering insights on your profile’s impact. You can see 90 day list of “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” and you can also check out the top 100 results for “How You Rank”. Both these features let you analyze the impact of your profile as well as compare how you are performing relative to others.
How To Get The New LinkedIn Profile Look?
The new LinkedIn profiles are currently being rolled out to premium members. The new profile look will be rolled out to all LinkedIn users in a few months time. To be the first to try out the new LinkedIn profile look (custom profile background image) when time comes, you can signup for early access here.
So, how do you like the new LinkedIn Profile look and what features do you like the most? Do let us know through the comment form below.