LinkedIn launches Stories (but it isn't an Insta success)

It might not be the sexiest social media platform around, but LinkedIn is hoping a fresh coat of paint will make the professional network easier, more inclusive and more enjoyable to use. Introduced last week, the new look is designed to embody a "warmer" experience – but it seems not all users have responded, er, warmly. 

At the heart of the new look is LinkedIn's very own version of Stories, the ephemeral video and image tool made famous by Instagram and Snapchat. The redesign also includes a new video chat feature, as well a streamlined search function and the upcoming addition of dark mode. Check out our best web design tools if you're embarking on a redesign project of your own.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.