Keeping Tabs on LinkedIn's New Features
Saweeet! Are you keeping tabs? You are going to be chuffed about these 2021 LinkedIn features. I’ll share a few new ones here in part 1 and more in part 2 next time.
Keeping tabs on LinkedIn’s new features will help you stay on top of the trends and allow you to try them out.
Click on Me at the top, Settings & Privacy, Account Preferences, and Display (to see if it has been rolled out to you)
Workplace choices are now on-site, hybrid, remote
You can now select your workplace as on-site, hybrid, or remote when you want to let recruiters or the public know you are open to work.
Posting updates character limit has been increased to 3000 characters
You now have more characters for a post than in the past. Articles can have up to 125,000 characters.
Personal Demographic Data Collection (optional)
LinkedIn is asking you to participate in this initiative so they can make sure that all of the members on the platform have equal access opportunities. Therefore, they are collecting data to find out who, exactly, is using the platform.
If you have the authority to act on behalf of someone who is deceased, you can ask to have their profile closed or memorialize with the words “In remembrance” placed under their name.
Some other features that were rolled out in 2021 are listed in New LinkedIn Features – Have You Heard About Them? Topics featured in that article include Instant Video Meetings, Creator Mode, Cover Story, and the Featured Section was released a year ago but is important. Also check out Are You Keeping Tabs on 2021 LinkedIn Innovations? Part 2. Learn about LinkedIn Learning Hub, Write Articles on Your Company Page, Audio Features for Creators, and Paid Ticketed Events.
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