After the recent addition of the option to add pronouns to your name, LinkedIn has just announced its latest personal setting update; LinkedIn Dark.
Sounds a little bit sinister, doesn’t it?
But there’s no need to worry. It doesn’t mean that you’ll be black bagged, thrown into a Transit van, and driven into the middle of nowhere by a secret covert LinkedIn team in order to use it.
Hang on, then – if it’s got nothing to do with Black Ops (you thought all those hours spent on Call of Duty were going to come into real-world use, then, didn’t you?), what is it?
You know when you’re using a Sat Nav at night or when you go through a tunnel and the screen goes darker to improve its visibility? That’s its Dark Mode activating, and essentially, that’s all that’s happening to your LinkedIn profile. The idea of it is that it reduces eye strain, helps people that are photophobic (light-sensitive), and will make the text easier to read.
Want to give it a go? Just follow these few easy steps and you too can turn to the Dark Side.
That’s it. If you turn it on and decide that it’s not for you then you can always switch it off again. Just reverse the above process. But as a wise man famously once said;
“You don’t know the power of the Dark Side…”