LinkedIn’s updated address book feature

Posted by Faye on July 17, 2012 in The Social Networks |

The social networks are always changing, and sometimes it’s a challenge to try to keep up with the changes. In a previous post I showed you how to use LinkedIn’s address book feature. Meanwhile LinkedIn added a new option for viewing your connection list; which might have caused some confusion on where to locate the address book from the new layout. So I’d like to revisit this and bring you up to date on how to access the address book from LinkedIn’s updated connection list.

Switching to the new connection layout

Click on the opt-in button to get the new connection list (click for larger view)

From the top bar under “Contacts,” choose “Connections.” If you haven’t opted in to the new connections page, your list will look like the photo (at left). Click on the opt-in button to get the new connection list layout.

Your new connection list will look different, but it now offers more functionality for searching through your contacts. You can search for your contacts by last name, tag, company, location, industry, or recent activity.

How to find the address book

Open up the “Last Name” on the connections tab. Click the letter of your contact’s last name. Then click on a specific contact in the resulting list.

Personal information such as title, phone number, website, etc. will already be listed here if your contact included this info in his/her profile. But just like in the old address book, you can put additional information which is viewable only to you.

Open here to put more info (click for larger view)

Click on “Edit details” to add more information — maybe how you met, or other personal information that you might need to retrieve at some point in the future. As I meet and connect with more people, I like to use this feature to add details about conversations we had, common interests, friends, etc. Remember, the information you put into your “address book” can only be seen by you.

LinkedIn address book details (click for larger view)

In a future post I will show you how to use LinkedIn’s new connection list to easily organize and locate your contacts.

Have you used this feature yet? What information do you put into your address book to remember your contacts?




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