DID YOU KNOW….
LinkedIn is the most overlooked social network out there with more than 675 million members in over 200 countries and territories? In the US alone, there are over 165 million members.
With that being said, I wanted to focus my time today on the hidden features you probably didn’t know existed on LinkedIn.
More ways to share updates
LinkedIn now offers more ways in order for you to share updates. You can now Celebrate an occasion, Find an expert, Add a profile, Share that you’re hiring, Create a poll, or Offer help. You can still upload images, videos and documents.
See who’s viewed your profile and posts
It’s always important to see who is viewing your profile and posts because they can be potential clients.
On the homepage of LinkedIn, you will see your mini profile which shows Who viewed your profile and Views of your post. Click on the first one.
Under Who viewed your profile, you can see how many profile viewers you had in the past 90 days, and also who has viewed your profile, whether they are a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd connection.
If you want to see more information, you will have to purchase the LinkedIn Premium. You can try it for free for 1 month.
Now go back to the LinkedIn homepage and click on Views of your post. Here you will see all of your posts and under each post, you will see how many views for each. By clicking on the views of your post, you can see who’s viewed your post – people who have the title and where people are from.
Managing your LinkedIn Invitations
If you are like me, you get a lot of LinkedIn invitations to connect and you may also forget who you sent invitations to.
All you have to do is click on My Network at the top of the page and then click on Manage. Here you can see all the invitations that were sent to you as well as all the invitations you have sent to people.
Under the Sent area, you can see who hasn’t accepted your request to connect yet and you can withdraw your request. You can also see the people who haven’t accepted your invitation to Like your page or attend your Event.
Blocked Connection Requests
It could very well be possible you may not be getting all of your invitations to connect. It all depends on how your settings are set up under the Who can send you invitations area.
To see what your settings are set at, click on Me where your profile picture is at the top right and click on Settings & Privacy.
Click on Communications. Then look under Who can reach you. Here, you want to make sure your settings are correct for Invitations to connect, Invitations from your network, Messages, & Research invites. Let’s start with Invitations to connect – click on it and then pick your setting. I have mine set to Everyone on LinkedIn. Then, Invitations from your network – I have both Pages and Events on. For Messages – Yes is set for all except for LinkedIn Sponsored Messages. No is set for Research invites.
Viewing Your Network
Since LinkedIn has changed the way it works, some features are somewhat hard to find. Especially when it comes to seeing who you are connected to.
To view your connections, click on My Network at the top and then click on Connections. You can sort by Recently added, First name or Last name.
You can also Search your connections as well as choose filters to make your search easier.
Right from the connections screen, you can send your connections messages. Just click on Message and a box will open towards the bottom right of your screen.
Let’s say you want to remove that person from being a connection. All you have to do is click the three dots next to Message and click on Remove Connection. TAKE NOTE: When you remove a connection, you are losing the ability to send them a message, see their updates, and any endorsements or recommendations they have given you.
Unsubscribing from Notifications
As your connection list grows, you will start getting more notifications, such as when they engage with other people’s posts. If you don’t want to be notified of a certain type of notification, you can turn these notifications off.
To do this, go to the Notifications page. Scroll your notifications until you find a notification type you want to turn off, such as birthdays. Click the three dots in the top right and click on Turn off all notifications of this type.
Hiding or Unfollowing a Connection
Just like Facebook, your newsfeed will be bombarded with status updates from your connections. For whatever reason, you may want to hide or unfollow a certain connection.
To do this, click the three dots located in the top right corner of their post. You can either Hide this post or Unfollow that connection.
Just like Facebook and Instagram, you can now Save items you see on LinkedIn.
First, find a post you want to save, click the three dots on the top right of the post, and then click on Save.
To view the things you have saved, go to the LinkedIn homepage, and under your mini profile, click on Saved items. Here, you can view all the posts you have saved.
As you know, social media is always changing and it can be hard staying up-to-date. I hope this post has been helpful to you when it comes to navigating LinkedIn.
What’s your favorite thing about LinkedIn? Comment below.