5 LinkedIn Features You May Not (But Should) Know About

1. Browse Securely

If you’re logging on to LinkedIn from open WiFi hotspots, your security could be at risk. Luckily, LinkedIn now supports hyptertext transfer protocol secure (HTTPS) browsing.

HTTPS browsing is an opt-in feature that provides encrypted communications and secure identification of a network’s Web server. To turn it on, select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears when you hover over the link to your name in the top-right corner. In the Profile tab at the bottom, select Manage Security Settings. Note that if HTTPS has not yet been enabled on your profile, you will not see this option, so keep checking back.

2. Easily Find Contacts You Already Know

In March, LinkedIn updated a key feature to help you connect with people you already know. The People You May Know tool, which had been located in the top-right of the screen when you log in, displayed three potential contacts. The new People You May Know, currently in beta, uses LinkedIn’s algorithm that takes into account factors such as your existing network, past workplaces and where you’ve gone to school to produce a categorized portfolio of potential contacts.

A few noteworthy features in this update: the capability to toggle between the networks by clicking the icons at the top to sort your potential contacts; selecting the Connect All button to connect with all the individuals in that particular list at once; and infinite scrolling so you don’t have to click through pages.

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