LinkedIn and Twitter have worked together since 2009 to enable the sharing of professional conversations on both platforms. Since this relationship began, some of you chose to sync your LinkedIn and Twitter accounts to share your professional content, knowledge and expertise.
As Twitter shared earlier today in a blog post from Michael Sippey, they are increasingly focused on “providing the core Twitter consumption experience through a consistent set of products and tools.” Consistent with Twitter’s evolving platform efforts, Tweets will no longer be displayed on LinkedIn starting later today. We know many of you value Twitter as an additional way to broadcast professional content beyond your LinkedIn connections. Moving forward, you will still be able to share your updates with your Twitter audience by posting them on LinkedIn.
How can I continue to share updates on both LinkedIn and Twitter?
Initiate the conversation on LinkedIn. Simply compose your update, check the box with the Twitter icon, and click “Share.” This will automatically push your update to both your LinkedIn connections and your Twitter followers just as you’ve been able to do previously.
What changes can I expect to see on LinkedIn?
If you had previously synced your LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, and selected the option to share Tweets on LinkedIn, those Tweets generated from Twitter will no longer appear on LinkedIn. There will be no other changes to your LinkedIn experience.
Professional conversations are happening every day on LinkedIn, and we encourage you to take part in these dialogues. If you have any further questions about what this means for your synced LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, please visit our Help Center.