New Features to Make Your LinkedIn Messaging Experience Even Better


Story by Chris Szeto, LinkedIn Official Blog

Behind every opportunity is a private conversation. Professionals are using LinkedIn to connect about opportunities, set up virtual catch ups, and discuss the latest trends and insights in group chats. Over the past five years, we’ve seen messaging between LinkedIn members more than quadruple. To help keep the conversations going, we’ve added a variety of new messaging features to give you richer ways to communicate and more control over your conversations and messages. Here’s what they are and how to use them:

Kick off a video meeting 

Face to face interaction is as important as ever before. Whether you’re sharing career advice, chatting about potential job opportunities, or catching up in virtual group get-together, easy access to your online meeting tools will help you bring that online conversation to life with just a few clicks. That’s why this Fall we’ll be making it easy for you to switch the conversation from chat to face-to-face using Microsoft Teams, BlueJeans by Verizon, or Zoom directly in your LinkedIn messages. Look for this tool coming soon!

How to use it: Whether it’s an existing conversation or you’re starting a new one, click on the video icon next to where you’d type a message. From there you’ll see a pop-up where you can choose from Teams, Zoom, or BlueJeans and a prompt to sign in. You can share a unique link to start an instant  meeting or or schedule the meeting for later.

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