News Flash! Don't miss learning about 13 LinkedIn updates for your personal profile, company page, or on mobile.
More LinkedIn updates! Yay! You must use the mobile app for some of these LinkedIn updates, while others are in beta testing or will be rolled out over time.
So what are these 13 new or new-ish LinkedIn updates?
Here are the instructions if you need to increase the font size on your iOS mobile app.
ADD A LINK
Although not yet completely rolled out, you can add a clickable link to image or video posts. It’s currently available on the mobile app.
AUTOMATED WELCOME MESSAGES
If you run a LinkedIn group, you can welcome new members with an automated message. (I better get busy with writing that!) Join the Great Careers LinkedIn group. Learn more about how to create an automated message if you run a group.
You can import and invite your email contacts and sync using the Linkedin Contacts Manager.
FOLLOW ON LINKEDIN SHAREABLE LINK
If you don’t have this feature now, you either don’t have Creator Mode on, or it has not yet been rolled out. Here are the step-by-step how-to instructions from LinkedIn.
If you run a LinkedIn group, stay current by reading the updated limits for groups.
LinkedIn has updated the industry options available to you. Check it out to learn more.
JOB POSTERS AND THE HIRING TEAM
Here’s a new tool to help both job seekers and hiring managers. Networking connections may have their privileges. Read more details from LinkedIn here.
LINKEDIN PAGE MY COMPANY TAB
Employees can see coworker milestones, trending coworker posts, company content, and stock info (if applicable) with the My Company Tab.
LINKEDIN PAGES FEATURES FOR ADMINS & FOLLOWERS
LinkedIn has made added updates on their knowledge base for LinkedIn Pages. Read more here.
LinkedIn loves to see posts with engagement by others, and they are now allowing comments to be pinned, but only one at a time. Read the details from LinkedIn’s knowledge base and watch a how-to visual by a LinkedIn expert, Kevin D. Turner.
TEMPLATE FOR POSTS
Need to create a flashy visual on the fly knowing you are not a graphic designer and need easy peasy? LinkedIn made it simple by creating a template for your posts, but it’s currently only available on mobile. Here are LinkedIn’s instructions.
WELCOME TEAMMATE OR GIVE KUDOS
If you are adding someone new to your organization, you can welcome them on LinkedIn with this feature. In addition, if someone in your organization deserves a kudo, you can create a celebratory post. Here is how you do it.
Have fun exploring these features!
- Subscribe to my newsletter on LinkedIn for bright ideas to manage your career.
- Join as a member at https://greatcareers.org/membership of the #1 business networking association on the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Book of Lists two years in a row!
- Register on the events page for these upcoming online events.
- If you need a resume or LinkedIn profile to get you to your next step, book a call to chat!
- Follow #GreatCareersPHL
Lynne M. Williams is the Executive Director of the Great Careers Groups, a volunteer-run 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides career education and networking connections for 1) job seekers in career transition, including veterans, and 2) employed and self-employed for career management. She is also the President of ChemPharma.net and runs a Clubhouse session on Fridays at 11 AM ET in the Thought Leadership Branding Club.
Aside from writing keyword-focused content for ATS resumes and LinkedIn profiles, Lynne is currently writing her doctoral dissertation on LinkedIn for Job Seekers. She is a contributing author on “Applying to Positions” in Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing the Job You Love along with the late Dick Bolles, the author of What Color is Your Parachute?, and is also a speaker on career topics.