During the keynote at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, it was announced that LinkedIn will be integrated into the newest version of OS X.
The upcoming integration will make it even easier for you to stay up to date with your professional network. As a Mac user, OS X Mavericks will offer you a seamless experience to connect, share, and be notified of your LinkedIn activity.
Community and social media managers will appreciate the new integration, which incorporates LinkedIn Notifications directly into Notification Center. You’ll also be able to “Share to LinkedIn” directly from Safari as well as update your LinkedIn profile picture right from the Photo Booth app.
Additionally, LinkedIn’s integration in Shared Links in Safari make it easy to keep up with interesting links that your LinkedIn Connections post. It’ll also show you links shared by LinkedIn Influencers you’re following so you can stay up to date with professional content. Not only is this convenient for business professionals, but it’s also a great way for your followers to keep up with you and your brand.
And finally, OS X Mavericks will incorporate single sign-on for LinkedIn, meaning you only have to sign in once to start using any of the integrated features mentioned above. This also means that you’ll only have to sign in once to use third-party apps that connect with LinkedIn. Apple already offers this functionality for Facebook and Twitter.
Developers can begin exploring OS X Mavericks now, but the new operating system won’t be available to Mac users until later this Fall. Although no mention was made regarding LinkedIn integration with iOS 7, it’s fair to assume that it’s only a matter of a time before it happens.
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Jennifer Beese: Jennifer Beese has worked as a community manager and social media strategist. When she’s not writing, you can find her studying anatomy and physiology—she literally has a skeleton in her closet—or under the stars with her telescope.