New Features to Get the Most From Posting on LinkedIn

August 10, 2017

Sharing your expertise on LinkedIn is one of the best ways to drive great conversations and discover new opportunities. Whether it’s a new job or it’s to meet other professionals with similar interests that can help you get ahead, we want to make it even easier for you to share your experience and perspectives.

Here are some of the latest features we’ve added:

Add multiple photos to your posts

We know there are moments when one photo doesn’t do the experience justice. For example, when you want to post highlights from a conference you attended, or show off your team building event. For these moments and many more, we’ve now added the ability to share multiple images in a single post on iOS (Android and desktop coming soon).

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Share a draft of your article before you publish

Publishing an article can sometimes feel scary. Will people like it? Does it make sense? Is there anything else that would make it better? For moments like these, getting feedback from your colleagues and friends can help reduce the anxiety and ultimately lead to an even better piece, so that’s why we’ve added the option for you to share a draft before you hit publish. Click on “Share Draft” in the article edit menu to get the link - only those who you share the link with will be able to see the draft.

Managing your comments

We want to provide a professional platform that enables you to share your perspectives. Comments are a great way to extend the reach of your posts and have conversations on LinkedIn. We want to give you a choice of which types of conversations you have, so we’ve added the ability to disable comments on any of your posts and articles. You can also remove mentions of yourself in posts or comments where you’ve been tagged but don’t want to join the discussion.

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Share your LinkedIn posts everywhere on the web

Guests and logged out members can now see your posts, videos and articles on LinkedIn. Simply grab the URL of the post from the control menu and share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or anywhere on the web.

Why does this all matter? Well, here’s some real life examples of how posting and engaging on LinkedIn can help you connect to opportunity:

  • Robert White, who saw a comment on a LinkedIn post that led him to getting a fellowship at VETTED, a veteran platform that helps military leaders transition into leadership roles. LinkedIn surfaced the post to him because one of his connections had commented on it — this simple action opened the door to him learning more about VETTED, where he is now COO.  

  • Dennis Williams II, who caught the attention of an employer and landed a job leading their content marketing team by writing regularly on LinkedIn about millennial marketing.

  • Kasper Simonsen, who landed his job by simply liking a LinkedIn post from someone who had previously worked at the same company as him. As a result of that “like,” Kasper’s now employer reached out for an interview, and the rest is history.

Writing your insights, posting interesting reads or simply sharing an update on LinkedIn can go a long way in helping you get ahead. We hope these new features will make it easier than ever for you to share your perspective!