New Features To Help You Start Conversations and Build Community on LinkedIn

June 12, 2019

Every day, millions of people and companies are talking on LinkedIn: helping each other to find new opportunities, discussing the latest news that affects their jobs and careers, and sharing their own ideas and experiences with others. We’re always working on new and better ways to help you talk with each other and wanted to share some of the latest:

Share a photo and tag people, so others can get to know them too.

Think you recognize someone in the photo? Or just want to make sure your co-worker knows when you upload a photo with them in it? Now when you post a photo, you can tag people in it. The world seems smaller and your community a little tighter when you let people know who is who.

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Reactions, for when you need more than a “like”

When your teammate is promoted, you “clap.” You show “love” to a friend who shares an experience with you. You may feel a spark, like a “lightbulb,” when you hear an insightful idea. With reactions, you can more easily have these meaningful and constructive interactions on LinkedIn.

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Share a moment with a video message.

Millions of members have posted videos and shared them with their connections or in groups: sharing ideas, experiences, or simply a view into their working life. Now you can do the same in messaging, too.

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Share a document or presentation to give people the inside scoop.

Powerpoint presentations and document PDFs are the currency of professional communication. They’re how professionals around the world share ideas, pitches, and information. You can now post your PDFs and slides on LinkedIn via the feed, in a group, or on your page. See this presentation and what people are sharing for inspiration.

Post button and messaging button are ‘on the move'.

It is now easier to post or message from anywhere in the mobile app. The post button has a new home in the bottom center of your screen, and the message button now lives in the top right corner.

Easily visit your groups and catch up on hashtags you follow.

Find all the groups you’re part of and hashtags you follow in on the right side of your feed on desktop or by clicking on your profile picture at the top left on mobile.

We hope these updates make it easier to talk to people about the topics you care about. Make sure to check out our Content Creator’s Guide to get the most out of sharing on LinkedIn.