The update, announced on LinkedIn’s blog, has also made it easier to filter results by company or school. To do so, you merely click on a logo to narrow the recommendations. Such search filters have been around since 2010, but the old interface was based on a checklist on the left-hand side of the page. LinkedIn is rolling out the enhanced feature over the next few weeks, but users can click on this link to access it now.
Another new feature is an “endless scroll” — a la Tumblr — that presents your recommendations in a seamless two-column flow. (The list may not actually be endless right now, but the goal is to make it very long.) As is the current trend, the new site is redesigned to be more photo-heavy, like Pinterest and Facebook Timeline. The pictures on the new page are not only bigger, but they run in two columns vs. the previous single column.
For comparison’s sake, here’s the old version:
And here’s the new version:
What do you think of the new look? Have you tried the new version? Does it yield better results? Let us know in the comments.