LinkedIn today announced it has updated its mobile app for Android and iOS with expanded search functionality. You can download the new apps now directly from Google Play and Apple’s App Store.

In addition to being able to search for people, LinkedIn says its mobile app for the two platforms now lets you find jobs, companies, and groups via the magnifying glass icon at the top of the navigation screen. Putting that in numbers, the company says you can now discover more than 225 million professionals, 3 million company pages, 2 million groups, and thousands of job opportunities while on the go.

mobile search phones LinkedIn for Android and iOS moves beyond people, now lets you search for jobs, companies, and groups too

LinkedIn says this has been the top requested feature for a while now. In addition to search, the company has added a few tips to help users “be more productive from wherever you may be working.”

LinkedIn underlines two things you can do with the app to give yourself an edge:

  • Get up-to-the-minute professional intel: Use the feed to stay on top of industry news, access advice from the top minds in business, check out who has joined a new company or received a promotion, and share your own expertise.
  • Save time by customizing your app navigation: Take a moment to personalize your shortcuts from the navigation menu to ensure your favorite features are easily accessible, such as Companies and Connections, but also News, Groups, Jobs, People You May Know, Who’s Viewed Your Profile, and Your Recent Activity.

Yet a closer look at the changelogs for both Android and iOS shows that the only real addition here is the new search, which the company has also made faster than before. We’ll keep you posted when LinkedIn adds more.

See also – Following Twitter and Evernote, LinkedIn beefs up security with optional two-step verification via SMS and LinkedIn is 10 years old today: Here’s the story of how it changed the way we work

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