The LinkedIn Groups API, which opens up the possibility of embedding functionality such as discussions on websites or creating mobile apps, is now available.
The Groups API enables members to view and interact with groups off linkedin.com with the same business rules that apply on the site.
It can enable applications to:
- Get Group Discussions by Popularity and Recency
- Get My Group Memberships
- Get Suggested Groups
- Join a Group
- Post new group discussions
- Comment, like and follow group discussions
- Establish connections with other professionals
An example of its deployment is on Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 site:
Developers have been asking for a LinkedIn Groups API for months - now it seems the wait is over and we can expect to see many more websites with LinkedIn activity.
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