Pulse has always been one of the best news readers and it got acquired by LinkedIn earlier this year. Well, now we can see the result of it: LinkedIn has integrated heavily with Pulse to launch a new way of consuming professional news on mobile and desktop, replacing the current LinkedIn Today.
The Pulse app has had a redesign but retains the basics of its stylish tile layout. Additionally, since you now have to log into LinkedIn to use it, Pulse has become interactive with social actions like commenting and liking. You can also share an article with your peers, adding a comment with it. The whole thing is synced with your LinkedIn and any channels, influencers or content you follow.
Discovering content has also been made easier with the new “What’s New” feature that tells you the latest happenings in world events and what’s trending in the news. “You can also create unique lists in the “My Lists” section around professional topics like green technology, real estate or business, and discover new suggested topics via recommendations or easy right-to-left scrolling to see the next article within a channel or publication,” LinkedIn said in a blog post.
This means that LinkedIn Today, which gathered top news related to your profession—one of the cool, little-known features in LinkedIn—has now been made defunct. Instead, even if you visit the web app, you will be taken to LinkedIn Pulse.
Under the hood, the search feature has been enhanced and Pulse will now offer better autocomplete suggestions.
LinkedIn Pulse is available as a free download from the Play Store and the App Store [No longer available], and can also be accessed on desktop at the official site.
If you are now looking for a good replacement for Pulse the news reader, then Feedly is a great RSS reader.
Source: LinkedIn Blog