Linkedin has introduced two new feature this week. First, LinkedIn will now let you connect through QR codes. In the LinkedIn app, tap the QR code icon in the Home tab’s search bar, and there you’ll see a QR scanner as well as your own code. Scanning others’ codes or uploading an image of one from your phone will take you to that user’s profile and you can share your own code through messaging apps and email or add them to websites, email signatures, your resume or event materials like brochures, badges, and lanyards.
The Second big feature is “See Translation” Button on Posts within the LinkedIn Feed. The translation is powered by Microsoft Text Analytics API, which also provides translations for Bing, Skype, Office, and Twitter, and is available for more than 60 languages.
The QR codes are available now for iOS and Android. The translation feature is available on the desktop and mobile web versions of LinkedIn and will roll out to iOS and Android apps in coming weeks.