LinkedIn has been gaining new features regularly since it was acquired by Microsoft. In July, the social network application available for Android and iPhone (iOS) made changes to the integrated messenger, feed and profile. The app allows, among other news, to save drafts, send attachments, create groups, use filters and send voice messages.
See eight little-known news from Linkedin to expand the communication possibilities on the platform and improve interaction with your network of professional contacts. The tips were reproduced on a Galaxy S8 running Android 8 Oreo.
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Share excerpts from articles
Step 1. The LinkedIn app allows you to easily share excerpts of texts published in the platform's articles tool. Locate a type of content by the radius icon next to the title. When you open the material inside the app, select a piece of text to see a quick share button on LinkedIn.
Open a LinkedIn article and bookmark an excerpt to share Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 2. The app adds the excerpt to the post description and includes a thumbnail with the link to the original content. With a lateral slide, the content can be sent by message.
Share the excerpt in the feed or by LinkedIn message Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
In the most recent version of the LinkedIn app, you can start typing a post and save to finish later. Start writing the text, include links and arrobas and tap the x to go back. The app displays the Save button to save the draft for later. When accessing the post tool again, the unfinished content is intact.
Save LinkedIn posts as a draft to finish later Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
LinkedIn uses Bing's translation service to translate posts with a tap on the feed. In publications made in other languages, use the View Translation option to generate the Portuguese text below.
Translate foreign texts in the LinkedIn feed Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Send attachments by message
Step 1. The application recently started to allow file sharing in conversations, making it easier to send resumes to recruiters. Use the document shortcut to open your phone's file manager and select documents in .pdf, .doc, .xls and .pptx formats. Videos, images or compressed files are not accepted. The file gets a cone in the conversation and can be opened by members of the chat with a touch.
Send documents attached to LinkedIn messages Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
On the message screen, use the at button to mention others in a LinkedIn message. The useful resource for recommending a colleague to someone without having to obtain the profile link manually. Contacts mentioned do not receive notifications with the content of the chat.
Use the meno tool to link profiles in messages on LinkedIn Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Share profile with QR code
In the absence of a printed business card, LinkedIn can serve to exchange professional contacts in person. The application features a QR code reader that allows you to connect to another person on the social network immediately. Just touch the symbol located at the top of the home screen and read the contact code. Your personal code for sharing is available in a separate tab in the same menu.
Read codes and physically share your LinkedIn profile Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Group chats have been around on LinkedIn for a while, but only recently has the platform released a simpler way to create them via mobile. In the message menu, tap the plus button and select Write group message. Then, tag the members and write the content of the first message to start the conversation.
Quickly create a group on LinkedIn Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Apply filters to your profile photo
Step 1. LinkedIn has an integrated image editor that allows you to apply filters to your profile photo. Access the profile and touch the photo to open the editor.
Open the profile photo editor on LinkedIn Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 2. The pencil shaped button enables the modification tools. Select one of the available filters to enhance the image that is highlighted on your LinkedIn page.
Apply filters to your LinkedIn profile photo Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
The application now allows users to send voice messages in their conversations. In the message screen, click on the microphone icon, tap and hold the microphone that appears in the center and record the audio. To release, just release your finger from the screen. If you want to clear the voice message before sending, slide your finger out of the microphone while pressing the screen.
LinkedIn now allows you to send voice messages Photo: Reproduo