Introducing LinkedIn Kudos: Say Thanks and Show Your Appreciation

June 13, 2018

Did you know that seven out of 10 employees who receive appreciation for their work say they’re happy with their jobs? While it may not be a big surprise that people who are recognized for a job well done are more satisfied at work, being appreciated also leads to higher creativity and productivity.

Saying thank you and recognizing others is also something we see happening frequently on LinkedIn, so we wanted to make it even easier for you to give a shout-out to those that make a difference in your week.

With LinkedIn Kudos, you now have a fun and easy way to share your appreciation for people in your professional community. It’s now easier than ever to celebrate every success - big and small - directly on LinkedIn.

Ready to get started?

  1. Open your LinkedIn app on iOS or Android and tap on the ribbon icon in the share box at the top of your feed.
  2. Select a connection or multiple people to send kudos to teams big or small.
  3. Choose from the 10 kudos categories, like “Team Player,” “Amazing Mentor,” or “Inspirational Leader.”
  4. Post to share the kudos to your LinkedIn Feed and the person you recognized will receive a notification letting them know that you gave them a shout-out, in addition to seeing it in their feed.

Need some inspiration?

Give the “Outside the Box Thinker” kudos to your colleague for coming up with a creative solution to a problem, the “Making Work Fun” kudos to your coworkers for planning a team outing, or the “Thank You” kudos to someone that gave you career advice.

LinkedIn Kudos is rolling out now globally in the LinkedIn iOS app, and coming soon to Android and desktop. A small thank you can go a long way, so take a moment to make someone’s day by sharing LinkedIn Kudos.

(1)“The Easiest Thing You Can Do to Be a Great Boss - David Sturt, O.C. Tanner Co.” 9 Nov, 2015,