Share Your Professional Story

September 24, 2020

Today, we are excited to roll out LinkedIn Stories in the United States and Canada. Check out this Story I posted to learn more:

How Does It Work?

We wanted to give you an easy way to share what’s happening in your professional life. As Stories are shared for 24 hours, we see this as a great option for you to use to express professional moments with your LinkedIn network without worrying that the content is permanently attached to your profile.

Liz Li from our product team shared a Story on how to post a Story. Check it out here:

To post a Story on your profile, open your LinkedIn app and touch the circle with your photo and a plus sign in the upper left corner to open the camera. You can:

  • Record the video or take the photo directly through the app

  • Upload video (up to 20s) or image

  • Add a sticker and / or text

  • Mention users with @

To create a new Story after posting your first Story, tap the plus icon on the top left or bottom right corner once you go into your previously published Story. 

Curious about what to post? 

LinkedIn Stories are a great way to start lightweight conversations related to your work-life. Based on what we’ve heard from our members during our testing across the globe, the stories that resonate well are professional in nature, and make it easy for a response - for example, you could share a unique perspective from your work day, ask a question to your network, share insights on timely breaking news, walk through a product demo or teach others a skill. 

Here are a few examples of stories we’ve seen to get your creative juices flowing:

member stories

Use Stories to start a conversation

Stories aren't just about posting either -- you can find value in watching stories from others in your professional community, and kicking off a conversation either with the Story creator, or with someone else in your network by sharing a Story you’ve seen. When watching a Story, we’ve made it easy to quickly message the author, send a quick reaction, or to seamlessly forward the Story to someone else in your professional community. 

LinkedIn Stories is now available in the U.S. Canada, France, Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, and the UAE. We’ll be rolling this out to members globally soon. Check out the help center article to learn more. 

We encourage you to post a Story today!