LinkedIn hates the web

New JthG36
Jan 10 16 Comments

Why is the LinkedIn mobile site so fucking hostile to the web? Every time I load the site I get not one but TWO GOD DAMN PROMPTS to download the app. You want to nag me the first time I come to the site, fine. Drive that mobile app adoption so you can get telemetry on when I am shitting at home or whatever, but if I dismiss two prompts to install the app LEAVE ME BE!

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Amazon / Eng :!
    get the app
    Jan 10 3
    • New JthG36
      OP
      No. You get the app.
      Jan 10
    • LinkedIn tar-cfz
      no u
      Jan 10
    • New JthG36
      OP
      tar-cfz fix the site.
      Jan 11
  • Google / Eng cowco
    What is the point of LinkedIn unless you are job hunting and messaging recruiters. So it’s like a site you use once in four years. Unless you’re a recruiter I guess.
    Jan 10 2
    • LinkedIn / Eng Brainbutt
      It’s a social media site what’s the point of any of them
      Jan 10
    • LinkedIn faxman
      Funny this is coming from Google plus horse@$&t owners.

      LinkedIn is not just for job hunting. You can follow tech news in LinkedIn Feed (which is much better than cat pictures flowing in the feed of sinking ship called Facebook, and of course the not-around-anymore Google Plus). You can use LinkedIn Learning to learn new skills and improve while in your current job. You can use Profinder for participating in side gigs, or asking for help in gigs. You can get insights about companies and jobs, and salaries in case you are interested in learning whether you are paid your own worth of experience. When and if you have your own company, you can use Recruiter tool to hire the right people.

      So much to do here, not your average social network that became extinct or in the process of sinking.
      Jan 13
  • Facebook sensitive
    I get a prompt even while using the app. Ugh.
    Jan 10 0
  • LinkedIn / Product gassoup
    Because we suck, hard.
    Jan 10 3
    • New JthG36
      OP
      Fix it, I believe in you.
      Jan 11
    • LinkedIn / Product gassoup
      It's impossible. It's easier to leave tbh and I'm working on it.
      Jan 11
    • LinkedIn Vogy87
      @gassoup, if you think the product sucks, this must mean a lot of opportunity for you. You can make the product much better and grow yourself and the company. Leaving is the easier path, staying and doing your best needs dedication and hard work.
      Jan 13
  • LinkedIn youNme
    Why are you so angry? What else is bothering you? What are the sources of your stress? Surely our incompetence is not unique in the industry. Once you calm down, make a list of things you wish were different and do something about the ones that are most bothersome.
    Jan 13 3
    • New JthG36
      OP
      This post is my list. My entire list.

      It doesn't seem like incompetence by LinkedIn, it seems like some asshole ran an AB test and found that constantly nagging mobile users drives native app installs. That is a shitty thing to do. It is not difficult to set a flag in a cookie or local storage. Please create a new issue on the responsible team's jira board. Fix it.

      P.S. I appreciate your work at LinkedIn 😘
      Jan 13
    • LinkedIn youNme
      If the A/B test showed this is more effective, I doubt the asshole will have the incentive or the power to reverse it. After all, we are not a 'not for profit' company. We have to pay the bills and make the shareholders happy.
      Jan 13
    • LinkedIn youNme
      BTW, I appreciate your feedback on the site. I have my own list I have been complaining about here. But you know how this goes. Hard to raise these things above the cut line.
      Jan 13