LinkedIn is adding a couple of new features to its iOS app that should make it easier for users to expand their professional networks on the service.
For the first time, QR codes can now be used to connect with other user profiles. This can be done by either tapping the QR code icon in the Home tab search bar to launch the QR scanner, or uploading a photo of a code taken with your device’s camera. As you’d expect, LinkedIn profile codes can also be shared easily over email or messaging platforms as well as displayed on websites and relevant merchandise.
In addition, the LinkedIn app will soon boast a translation feature powered by Microsoft Text Analytics (the same API that provides translations for Skype, Office, and Twitter). The feature, which supports over 60 languages, is accessed via a “See Translation” button that will appears in relevant LinkedIn feed posts, as well as on users’ profile and recent activity screens.
As of writing, the translation feature is only available on the desktop and mobile web versions of LinkedIn, but the company says it will be accessible in its mobile apps in the coming weeks.
LinkedIn is a free download for iPhone available on the App Store.