LinkedIn Stories are here.
Stories have become a staple for most social media platforms. Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat give all users the option to share photos and videos of their daily shenanigans. Some of us use it daily, and others avoid posting on them like the plague. But, no matter how much you love (or hate) stories, we all can’t help but click & watch our friends’ posts.
Most recently, LinkedIn has joined the ranks and begun featuring stories. Similar to other platforms, LinkedIn will allow users to take photos, personalize them with text and/or filters, and upload them to profiles for a full 24 hours.
“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,” Kiran Prasad, VP of Product at LinkedIn, wrote in a blog post.
One quick thing to keep in mind when using LinkedIn stories—you are most likely using LinkedIn to stay connected to your professional network … so, please keep your posts professional.
Currently, LinkedIn is testing stories in select countries like Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, the Netherlands, the UAE, and the United States. Simply click into the LinkedIn app and touch the circle with your photo. You’ll see a plus sign in the upper-left corner that will allow you to open your camera. In addition to stories, LinkedIn will be allowing emoji reactions to posts, and you’ll have the ability to start video calls from your chatbox.
Try LinkedIn stories out and let us know what you think @StarterNoise.
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Derek Rundell, is a successful business leader, operator, and serial entrepreneur. Derek has founded, managed and sold businesses in the technology, media and finance industries. He sits on several boards and serves as an advisor/investor to numerous established businesses and startups. Startups are Derek’s real passion, and in addition to building his own portfolio of technology, media and financial ventures, he invests in and mentors startups and entrepreneurs. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and helping other businesses succeed.