LinkedIn has added new features to prove to us that we, its members, always come first. It was announced today that LinkedIn is rolling out three new tools to give members more control over our accounts and data.
As we are highly aware, cyber hacks and online security is a growing issue for users of the internet and social networks. LinkedIn is recognising the importance its users place on safety and privacy, and acknowledging this with these new additions to the site.
'Did I log out?' is the new 'Did I turn the oven off?'
Not sure if you remembered to log out of your LinkedIn account on your friend’s computer? LinkedIn now has you covered.
Go to your settings and click on See where you are logged in to see a complete list of the devices that you are logged into. You also can manage these sessions from this new page. If you see a session that you want to turn off, simply click on the sign out link.
After completely removing our activity histories from our profiles back in January, LinkedIn has listened to the outcry resulting from the loss of data and responded by giving us the ability to export our data.
"Your data on LinkedIn is yours and you should be able to access it" says LinkedIn.
This single download will let you see all the data LinkedIn has stored on your account, including your updates, activity, IP records, searches, and more. You can request your data download here and receive it via email up to 72 hours later.
Your password is how you safeguard your LinkedIn account, so monitoring it for any changes is critical.
LinkedIn has added a new set of information to the emails they send out when there are security-related changes to our accounts. LinkedIn's aim is for us to rest assured that our accounts are secure.
The added information provides more insight into when and where the account change took place, including the date, time and details on the device the changes were made on, such as the browser it was running, the Operating System (OS), IP address, and approximate physical location.
These three new tools are in the process of being rolled out globally. Take a look at your settings today to see two of these new tools.
All of these changes are part of LinkedIn's commitment to put members first and reassure users that we are the ones who own our LinkedIn content and data.
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