LinkedIn is testing new features Polls and Hashtag Presentation mode in the beta phase, in line with the platform’s look & feel.
Polls was previously available on LinkedIn too but was later discarded, and is now in the testing phase. Presently, the feature’s purpose remains the same but is visually different and now looks more in line with the platform’s UI.
Its comeback seems to be intended to make conversations more visually interactive and understand broader perspectives or just some light-hearted amusements.
The ‘Hashtag Presentation’ mode is being tested for Desktop. When a user would click on the three horizontal dots, they would see an option to ‘Enter fullscreen presentation mode’, when clicked on it, the user would be directed a board of posts(similar to Pinterest) that are linked together with the hashtag.
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The feature lets you glance through multiple posts simultaneously as opposed to the traditional scrolling.
LinkedIn has steadily been taking cues from the non-professional social media platforms and altering & applying them in relevant ways.
Starting from Facebook-like reactions but replacing them with additions like ‘Insightful’ & ‘Curious’, launching Student Voices, which lets users upload short-videos to their Campus Playlist for academy students, and then exploring the most duplicated feature of social media to build a casual format for professional conversations – LinkedIn Stories.