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LinkedIn launches huge Facebook-like redesign to be less confusing

LinkedIn’s Website gets a huge redesign to be less confusing.

If you’re like me, chances are you’ve used LinkedIn a few times while looking for a job, filled in your information, and then rarely touched it again.

LinkedIn’s new design overhaul wants to make sure you stick around.

The company is calling it “the largest desktop redesign” since LinkedIn’s inception. It’s largely inspired by the company’s mobile apps, with a cleaner, modern design (as opposed to something that looked like it belonged back in 2006).

LinkedIn says its goal is to help you more easily access “the most relevant professional conversations, content and opportunities whether you’re on our mobile app or on our desktop experience.” Tweaked color palette aside, there are a few changes it’s making to achieve this:

More than anything though, the cleaner look is easier to digest. It’s more Facebook-like, which for a lot of people – especially new members – will mean something more familiar. Anything that gives people a reason to stick around is a win for LinkedIn.

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