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LinkedIn Pulse Gets Nice UI Overhaul, Streamlines Your Professional Newsfeed

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Coming into this year, Pulse was one of the more popular personalized newsfeed applications that Android could offer. When they were acquired by the business-minded LinkedIn network, people were a little concerned that their app would change. LinkedIn has made a few changes, but made sure they were ones like today’s user interface overhaul. 

In addition to adding in Android’s signature hamburger style menu options, reading and moving through individual stories has been made easier as well. LinkedIn also added in the ability to sign into your LinkedIn account on this app and import your feed from there as well. Lots of article and knowledge sharing goes on in LinkedIn feeds and now that can be accessed from Pulse. Add all of this together and you get an update that is definitely worth downloading.

Do you use Pulse? Is this an update you have been waiting for?

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  • Zubair

    the new Ui looks like it is for tablets. it looks stupid on my 5″ phone

  • Niclistin

    Who paid this Shill to say the UI is nice? On the App Store Pulse has gone down to 1 star, no jokes. Uninstalled an app I’ve used forever and switched to Circa.

  • mendy817

    i actually really like the update, i think they finally removed the restriction on the number of feeds you can have

  • ReturnOfTheMack

    This update has actually been out for a week or two but the Google Play Store page is just now showing the new screenshots and changelog.

    The update is terrible, looks way too much like iOS 7 and the slide out menu is actually gone. Everything about the app is much more of a pain now.

  • Jason Kahn

    If anyone needs the old APK let me know, I backed it up before updating.

  • Jason Kahn

    Droid -Life stop calling these ugly horrid app updates beautiful! In dark mode they used a grey background with grey font, makes it next to impossible to read. The UI has been replace by an Apple Esque interface which rips you out of the standard android interface which is absolutely maddening to use. My friend works at Linkedin across the street at the Empire State Building I already expressed my thoughts to him. Remember this is a Linkedin owned app now.

    Did you actually use this app before doing this write up?

  • Eric

    This update is horrible. I miss how the previous version had lists for you to choose which feeds you wanted and from pre-defined categories. Now you have to search for them? Also displays less tiles and for those who have this on a phone, at least for me that’s a drawback, if you have a tablet maybe not. Less-user friendly imo

    • ReturnOfTheMack

      I agree that the update suck but go into settings, there is an option to make the tiles smaller like they were before.

  • George Davis

    For those looking for a different newsreader, try Feedly.

  • Droid Ronin

    I use Pulse when browsing my news feeds on the PC. On my phone and tablet, however I use FlipBoard and Google Currents.

  • Joakim

    the problem is they actually removed the hamburger menu – it was there in the previous version, now it’s totally gone. agree with Hayden7200 on all points. been spending the past 2 hours looking for a replacement now

  • Blaw

    This update sucks. I uninstalled it 10 mins later. Searching the the previous version apk.

  • brkshr

    I’m not big on this update.

  • Hayden7200

    The new UI is horrible! It looks like ios and does not follow the Android design standards. Also when you pull down to update all articles you have to pull down past the new menu location, as well as push the articles back up after they have refreshed because the menu is still there. It is not intuitive at all. I wish I could go back to the Android version of this app.

    • laheelahee

      whoa, i wont be updating.. thanks!

    • Craig C

      I am an iOS user and I can tell you that the new version looks horrible on iOS. The old version was very clean and usable. Sounds like they fouled it up on both platforms.

  • vwbeetlvr

    Thank the Lord they got rid of the distracting blue highlights button in the middle of each article! Too bad the update screams ios7. You guys say it has the hamburger menu, but I don’t see that…

  • Kyle

    “What’s LinkedIn?” — says everybody, everywhere, always.