As you know, LinkedIn is now owned by Microsoft and lots of changes are happening. From my inside sources at LinkedIn, the new desktop version of LinkedIn has some bugs so they're slowing down the rollout. Word is that it will take until mid-year for the rollout to be completed.

I've been hearing a lot of grumbling from some LinkedIn power users. As I mentioned, lots of features and tools are being retired because most people don't use them. Many tools are being moved into Sales Navigator which is designed for power users. These power users are upset that LinkedIn is making all of these changes.

I see these changes as a good thing. LinkedIn is essentially creating a simplified version for casual users (probably about 80% of LinkedIn members) and Sales Navigator for power users. There's no reason to give everyone a Porsche when only a few members need a Porsche.

Here's a LinkedIn post from Andy Hawkins who's clearly upset with the LinkedIn changes. This also includes a response from Klayton Kopecky, LinkedIn's Manager, Executive Escalations.

What do you think of Andy's comments and the response from LinkedIn? Tell me in the comments below.

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