LinkedIn app updated with new search and discovery features


LinkedIn has updated its native iOS app this afternoon, bringing it to version 6.1. This is the first substantial update the social network has posted for its mobile client since it was completely overhauled back in April.

Today’s release includes a number of improvements, but perhaps the biggest change is the new search feature. Users can now use the app to find and discover people, jobs, companies and groups. More after the fold…

Here’s your 6.1 change log:

The new Search for iPhone helps you find and discover people, jobs, companies and groups!
• Meeting someone new? Look up the person or their company to see what you have in common.
• Time for a job change? Your next gig is just a search away.
• Plus, searching is now a whole lot faster!

• Minor bug fixes.

I must admit I don’t open my LinkedIn account very often, outside of testing these app updates, but I think folks that do are going to enjoy this new search feature. It works just like the search bar at the top of

Even if you don’t use the social network yourself, you better get used to seeing its logo around. Apple has added system-wide support for LinkedIn sharing in Mac OS X Mavericks, and it looks like it’s coming to iOS 7 as well.

At any rate, if you want to grab the latest version of the mobile app, you can find LinkedIn in the App Store for free.