LinkedIn is updating its search features. The company announced Jan. 19 its desktop redesign to all LinkedIn members. In this redesign, members now have one single search box at the top of every LinkedIn page to find People, Jobs, Companies, Groups and Schools. The company adds that the ability to search for posts will also be coming soon.
As noted below in the December 2016 email sent by LinkedIn, members have been alerted that as part of LinkedIn's larger efforts to bring a more intuitive and easier to use LinkedIn experience, it has made the decision to discontinue offering advanced search options that allowed members to apply additional advanced search filters to find people on LinkedIn. It is no longer available in the new desktop experience. It can now be accessed via Recruiter and Sales Navigator.
LinkedIn announced in December 2016 that they are retiring search features associated with their Premium accounts.
Below is a copy of the email a NAPS member and LinkedIn user received:
At LinkedIn, we're always looking for ways to simplify and improve your experience - helping you be more productive and successful. This sometimes means removing features that aren't heavily used by most of our members to invest in others that members tell us offer greater value.
As such, we're removing the Premium search filters feature that allowed you to apply additional advanced search filters to find people on LinkedIn. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
If you'd like to continue using this feature, it's available on our Recruiter Lite platform, which you can now enjoy for a free trial period of 3 months*. LinkedIn Recruiter Lite is a product we launched a couple of years ago and is targeted at talent professionals - it lets you find, contact, and track top candidates with its advanced search tools and note taking capabilities.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding your Premium account.
The LinkedIn Premium Team
*This article was updated on Jan. 25, 2017, based on new information provided to us by LinkedIn's corporate communications.