LinkedIn update improves Group Search feature

The world's largest professional network, LinkedIn is seemingly on an updates drive. So, while the last week was about an update to the 'People you may know' feature - which helps you add people you may know, but are not contacts on LinkedIn, quite easily, this week an update to LinkedIn’s Group Search feature has surfaced, confirms an official blog post by Brad Mauney, Senior Product Manager, Search & Social Graph at LinkedIn. Those not familiar with the Group Search feature on LinkedIn - it is one of the most popular features on the site and LinkedIn users engage in groups to search and participate in topics that matter to them. 

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With an updated Group Search, LinkedIn aims to provide users with search results corresponding better to the conversations taking place in the groups at that time, rather than depending on the title and the description of the group to do that for you. LinkedIn expects this move to filter out all the dead groups currently on their network, while also bringing on top some rather unexpected results, which the user may be interested in. Another interesting update allows users to spot the groups their fellow connections are a part of as neatly classified under - All LinkedIn members, 1st Connections,2nd Connections, 3rd + Everyone Else. The update Group search feature, according to the post now offers more filters, by the way of network, categories, and also language.


Groups, essentially are one of the most popularly accessed services on LinkedIn and if nothing else, then the current 1.2 million groups on the network testifies it. “Every day, millions of professionals like you are talking on LinkedIn’s Groups to find opportunities, share knowledge, and learn from each other. This is why today we’re announcing some important improvements to group search. For example, our members have created over 1.2 million groups on LinkedIn about topics ranging from real estate to fashion to entomology. As we’ve grown, it’s become even more important for us to help you find and engage with the topics you care about most”, added Brad Mauney, Senior Product Manager, Search & Social Graph at LinkedIn.

Published Date: Apr 04, 2012 05:59 pm | Updated Date: Apr 04, 2012 05:59 pm