What’s new in the new profile design?
For starters, the interface has been refreshed, with sections clearly noted. And it features inline editing, meaning you can make changes right from your profile without switching to a separate “edit” view. See something that needs updating? You can change it right there.
Your recent activity is highlighted near the top of your profile. While this is useful to see if someone is actively interacting on LinkedIn, it will make me think twice before posting a link or liking an update.
There is a new visual representation of your network–a sort of simplified InMaps view–and you as you hover over other LinkedIn members, you’ll see a card pop-up with additional info about that person. Their goal is to stimulate interaction and engagement with your network.
What’s no longer there?
There are some features, particularly third-party apps, that don’t show up anymore. I only used a couple of these; the TripIt widget and the Reading List. Not really critical.
Overall, I like the new design. It’s not going to rock your world, but it’s a nice update to an otherwise stodgy user interface. But what do you think? Let me know in the comments, and feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn.