Start a Conversation by Mentioning Your Connections on LinkedIn [SLIDESHOW]
April 4, 2013
We know that LinkedIn members are some of the most engaged professionals online. After all, you are involved in millions of conversations across LinkedIn day after day. That’s why we want to make it even easier for you to start those conversations, share knowledge with one another and ultimately become even better at what you do. We’re excited to introduce a new way for you to engage with your network through the ability to mention your connections and companies in conversations on LinkedIn.
How does it work?
- Begin by typing the name of a connection or a company in your status update box or a comment field on the Homepage.
- Select someone from the list of your connections that appear in the drop-down, complete your status or comment and post it.
- The person or company* you mentioned will receive a notification alerting them that they have been mentioned.
In addition to first-degree connections, you can also mention other LinkedIn members engaged in conversations in the comment sections of posts on the LinkedIn Homepage. Mentions will make it easier for you to start conversations with your network while also enabling you to respond in real-time when someone begins a conversation with you.
This feature will begin rolling out to our English-speaking members today, and we look forward to bringing it to all global members soon. We also know you’re engaging in meaningful conversations across other areas of LinkedIn, so look for the ability to mention your colleagues beyond the Homepage in the near future.
Stay tuned, there’s more to come!