LinkedIn, the social network for professionals is rolling out a new feature that will allow users to mention and hyperlink people as well as companies in their status updates & conversations.
The Facebook-style tool will allow you to mention and hyperlink the contacts present in your network. The feature will suggest you a name from a drop-down menu, the moment you begin to type it.
Company’s Associate Product Manager, Angela Yoonjeong Yang in a blog post said, “LinkedIn members are involved in millions of conversations across LinkedIn day after day. That’s why we want to make it even easier for you to start those conversations, share knowledge with one another and ultimately become even better at what you do.”
The company or person mentioned in your update will receive a notification alert also. Yang also said that you can mention other LinkedIn members engaged in conversation in the comment section of the post on the Homepage.
“Mentions will make it easier for you to start conversations with your network while also enabling you to respond in real-time when someone begins a conversation with you,” Yang added.
The feature is still in the testing phase. It is an addition of Endorsements feature, which allows users to endorse skills listed by other members on their profiles or recommend skills members haven’t added yet.LinkedIn Rolling Out New Feature to Enable Users Mention People & Companies in Updates!,