The real reasons you can no longer use LinkedIn as a social network on Facebook or Twitter, Google+ or Instagram, or on WhatsApp and Google+, Google+’s official portal social app, is that Facebook has removed its ability to show you which pages your friends are visiting and which ones they aren’t, according to a blog post by the company.
LinkedIn users have been reporting this since November 2015, and LinkedIn said it’s looking into the issue.
“We’re currently working on a solution that will provide better information to users and help them stay connected on all platforms, including social media,” the company wrote in a blog update in October.
“As a result, LinkedIn users will not be able to see which pages are visited by their friends, and when they’re visiting those pages.”
Users have been unable to access the LinkedIn site since then, as they have to login through Facebook, Google+, and other social media sites, or through an application called LinkedIn Connect.
LinkedIn said in a statement that it’s working on fixing the problem.
But that doesn’t mean it’s gone entirely offline, as LinkedIn’s new social app LinkedIn Connect 2.0 will now be able provide a list of people that have signed up for a LinkedIn account.
LinkedIn has been using Facebook’s Messenger app to provide a similar list for years.
The LinkedIn app is now also using Facebook Connect, allowing users to see who they’re friends with, as well as which pages their friends are on, according the company’s blog post.
While LinkedIn Connect is a little buggy, and has problems displaying some of the information it offers, it’s still an excellent way to keep in touch with your network, and you can check out a full list of features on the LinkedIn app.