The business social networking site LinkedIn has updated its search function so that users can easily find personalized information through its vast and complex network of other users and companies that interest them.
Bradley Mauney, product lead for identity products at LinkedIn, told CNET: “We’re bringing all of the goodness on LinkedIn — people, companies, jobs, and groups — and putting it all together in one place.”
The updated search function has an autocomplete feature that show suggestions based on content from across the site, connections with other users, groups, job postings and companies you follow. You can even save your searches for future reference, but free LinkedIn users are only limited to three at a time while subscribers have no limits.
Previously, users had to use a drop-down menu and tailor their searches based on people, updates, jobs, companies, inbox and groups. The new search feature will search all of these categories all at once.
TechCrunch reports that LinkedIn’s goal in implementing the updated search feature is to encourage users to explore other parts of the site and stay on LinkedIn longer. Last year, LinkedIn reported 5.7 billion queries done on the social networking site.
LinkedIn is introducing its updated search to desktop users starting today and to mobile users at a later date.
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