LinkedIn has announced the launch of its Android application known as “LinkedIn Today”. Before this, LinkedIn Today was available only to the desktop and the iPhone app users.
The popularity of LinkedIn, which is a social network for business professionals, has increased steadily since the time when it was launched in 2003, and now it has about 100 million users across the world.
The Android application is a unique content service which delivers a list of articles every day to its users, who can then share those with his LinkedIn connects.
The main idea behind the app is to make relevant stories easily accessible to the users. Users can also choose additional categories and unfollow certain categories as per their choice.
“By choosing other categories to follow, you’ll get more relevant news targeted to what you care about most professionally,” says Chad Whitney of LinkedIn.
He added, “LinkedIn Today is unique because it gives you three social views of professional news that don’t exist together in one place anywhere else on the web. We can deliver news that matters to your connections, your industry peers, and the wider professional community on LinkedIn.”
The app LinkedIn Today enables the users to read what others are interested in, and thus they stay updated with real time news – necessary for professional information. There is a section called “Read News by Category” in which users can pick additional news categories and even follow newsgroups. Just one tap on the headline gives users access to a short summary of the news and another tap opens the whole news story.