LinkedIn revamps profile pages with design change

August 20, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • LinkedIn has begun rolling out a new profile look to its users.
LinkedIn has begun rolling out a new profile look to its users. (Donna Serdula / )

LinkedIn has begun to roll out a new look for its profile pages, placing a greater emphasis on user summaries as the site continues to grow as a popular recruitment tool, according to a report.

The new look, which is believed to be rolling out to new users slowly, now shows a larger picture and user name, and brings user summaries higher up.

In a trade-off for those changes, LinkedIn has dropped user websites, contact information and Twitter handles from the top of profiles. It also presents past experience, user connections and custom profile URLs in a more elegant but much smaller manner.

To access websites, contact and Twitter information, users will now need to click a button that expands to reveal the information.

The Los Angeles Times was tipped to the changes by Donna Serdula of, who professionally manages people's LinkedIn profiles.

"It is being rolled out slowly," she said in an email. "Only a couple of my clients have access to this new look."

The new look comes about a month after the professional social network updated its front page. Since then, other parts of the site have also been updated but the general build of user profiles had remained the same.

I've contacted LinkedIn to confirm the changes but have yet to hear back.


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