One of my favorite social networking site which I don’t get to use more often, LinkedIn has just announced that they would soon be rolling out an improved address book. The new address book interface aims to make LinkedIn members more productive.
Key feature of the LinkedIn Address Book update is the new browse panel that gives you a facility for viewing your connections based on their current companies, locations and industries. It also lets you search your connections using first name, last name or current company. There is also now a Recent Activity filter in the said browse panel that lets you browse your new connections and your connections who may have recently added a new connection.
The LinkedIn mini-profile now lets you view whether your connections have changed their positions, added new connections or even send them a message. You can also look up contact information such as phone numbers, email address and physical mailing address or add these information yourself in your LinkedIn address book.
Other features of the new LinkedIn Address Book include:
- Connections automatically tagged with keywords such as “colleagues”, “friends”, “partners” and “group members” based on information you provide when inviting them to connect with you
- Organize your connections into different groups via tags
- Send a message to multiple connections at once based on how you’ve organized them by tags
Love it so far? Why not pay your LinkedIn profile a visit and see how cool this new Address Book is right now. I just did.