LinkedIn announced today its LinkedIn Groups API, available in JavaScript or REST flavors. The new API will enable developers to embed functionality from Groups into other applications.

As an example, Microsoft used the API to embed discussions from LinkedIn on the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 event website.

The functionality supported by the API includes:

  • 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