LinkedIn seems to have finally caught up with the rest of the social media world by introducing a new feature that allows users to schedule posts to be sent at a later date.
As confirmed (opens in new tab) by social media expert Matt Navarra, the job-oriented site has now launched the tool, with some users already able to use it on Android and web platforms.
The tool should be a useful addition for individuals and companies using LinkedIn more as a public social media hub, allowing them to prepare posts in advance and make them live when desired, such as around an event or product launch.
As with other sites that introduced the same feature, the new addition will appear as a clock icon next to a LinkedIn post. When selected, users can type their message in full and then select the date and time they want it live.
The feature still appears to be rolling out to many users, but given its usefulness, we have no doubt that everyone on LinkedIn should be getting it soon.
The launch is LinkedIn’s latest addition, as it looks to make the platform more intuitive and useful for users everywhere.
The site recently added more steps to help users verify legitimate profiles as part of a crackdown on bogus accounts and bots.
Users can now verify their account using their phone number or work email account in a new “About this profile” section, which also includes information about when the account was created and when the information was last updated.
Another recently launched feature finally allows users to add a website link to their profile, giving those with Creator Mode the chance to add a link at the top of their profile below their username and description and above their follower and connections.
However, users may need to be careful when using LinkedIn to search for new roles after a recent study found that weaker connections (such as those with colleagues) increased labor mobility in digital industries, while strong ties (friends and acquaintances) had a much stronger effect.
Forming connections with people less familiar to the individual was also found to increase labor mobility, although the effects were observed to diminish after a certain point.
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