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New LinkedIn UI is Slow

I don’t know how many people have the new UI in LinkedIn. I can’t seem to get out of it. (Yes, I tried)

  1. It’s slow af. Come on guys. You have buko resources. You should focus on speed, speed, speed. This is unacceptable.
  2. It’s ugly af. Look at the picture above. Seriously, is this an improvement? Looks lame to me. I hate the icons at the top.
  3. It’s confusing af. I don’t know where shit is anymore. I get used to stuff being in a particular spot. Stop moving it.

Congratulations LinkedIn! You hit the UX trifecta. Slow, ugly and confusing. Pat yourselves on the back while I struggle with this nonsense. This animated gif expressed my frustration well.

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25 Comments

  1. Ken Langwell Ken Langwell

    Is there a way to revert back to the previous UI? I’m with you; I hate this new look and I can’t find shit either.

    • Glen Lipka Glen Lipka

      I asked them, they said no.

    • Nope. They’ve made a point of making it a one-way, no-going-back change.

  2. DÁvidám Horváth DÁvidám Horváth

    I agree with your first point 100%. Slow as hell. The 2nd and 3rd… I hated the old clumsy UI, this is better for me, so opinion based. 🙂

  3. Chris Forester Chris Forester

    OMG its like they have taken a step backwards 10 years, slow, ugly, and pissing me off

  4. Jordan McPhee Jordan McPhee

    Yep… it’s facebook all over again. Is there anything that Microsoft can’t screw up?

    • Glen Lipka Glen Lipka

      Thanks Obama. (Sarcasm, blaming everything on someone other than the true culprit. In this case engineering at LinkedIn.)

  5. Thomas Reuter Thomas Reuter

    I’m here in Switzerland: extremely slow in the new version, but nobody is complaining. What a world. Keep fighting . :-O

  6. kayyum kayyum

    Very Slow in India , I hope some one will check that .

  7. Yup. I know the old version wasn’t enormously popular, design-wise, but it was at least usable. I’m literally sitting here commenting on this whilst waiting for people’s profiles to load. Also, they should have sorted this out by now, since the roll-out was a few weeks ago. They’re screwing themselves here.

  8. AL AL

    It is STILL slow and now the whole world has to use this new version…and still as ugly as anything. Using here in South East Asia.

  9. Robert Norby Robert Norby

    I suggest that if you have premium and can actually live without it/work without it, then sign off. These changes are due to Microsoft buying LinkedIn, and there are probably long term plans on how to get more money for all the functionality that we have lost. The view of everything is on thing – the UI if you will – but the fact that the UX design sucks, that should not be acceptable. Stop giving them your money! Perhaps – just perhaps – then, they will consider changing things back. They gotta lose money on this for something to happen (because their users opionions obviously doesnt matter).

    • Glen Lipka Glen Lipka

      I dont pay linkedin, by the way. Standard account.

  10. Cathy Cathy

    March has come, and LinkedIn’s UI is still slow as a slug. Come on, LinkedIn. You can do better than this!!!

  11. Linkedin sucks now Linkedin sucks now

    Linkedin in has been slow since january 2017. Pages are super slow to load!

  12. ChuckFucks ChuckFucks

    What is with that annoying blue line on top that needs to slowly extend in both directions every time you click something?

  13. I agree with all your points! How do they release something so bad? And the slowness is killing me. It’s become unusable; plus the new search is horrible. They took away all the helpful options!

  14. It is indeed very slow. I love how developers nowadays try to be hip and use every new framework that comes out of Github saying everything will be faster and the code is modular and is great, the best thing after sliced bread.

    Then we have sites that are slow AF and cumbersome to use…

  15. Alessandra Alessandra

    If you use Linkedin to submit to use a job, manage a company page or a group, you’ll see how awful and distrous UX you’ll get

  16. Paul Paul

    On a mobile device the website is unusable total flop

  17. Paul Paul

    Using an older iPhone 4s, why do you have to write such poor code, you should be embarrassed all that money and only poor devs

  18. Balazs Balazs

    Totally unusable. 15 minutes just to upload and crop a new profile picture; 6-7 minutes to add a new project. What the hell.

  19. Nirmal Nirmal

    Speed sucks, Looking like its been hack by the recruiters who post their jobs but not want, anybody to apply for the same.

  20. Joe Joe

    Yeah how am I supposed to connect with as many people as possible and keep my social selling game on point if it takes 1 min to load each page!

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