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Unlock the Power of LinkedIn Messaging: 6 Features You Need to Know

LinkedIn messaging is not just about sending texts; it’s a powerful tool with features that can transform your professional communication. In this guide, I’ll walk you through six hidden features within LinkedIn messaging that can elevate your communication game.

 

Tip 1: Instant Video Meetings

LinkedIn messaging now empowers you to seamlessly transition from text to face-to-face interactions with instant video meetings. Here’s how:

  • Open a text conversation with a connection.
  • Find the video icon at the top and tap it.
  • Choose between “Create Instant Meeting” or “Schedule Meeting for Later.”
  • Pick your preferred platform—Zoom, Teams, or LinkedIn’s video service.
  • Send or schedule your meeting without leaving the LinkedIn interface.

Tip 2: Open Profile

Activate the Open Profile feature to make yourself more accessible to a broader audience. Here’s how:

  • Navigate to your LinkedIn profile and access settings.
  • Find “Data Privacy” and select “Messages.”
  • Look for “Open Profile Messages” (LinkedIn Premium users have this automatically).
  • Toggle it on to broaden your reach beyond first-degree connections.

Tip 3: Personalise Invitations on Mobile

Crafting personalised connection requests on the LinkedIn mobile app can make a significant impact. Here’s how:

  • Click the three dots on a profile.
  • Select “Personalise Invite” to add a custom message before sending the connection request.

Tip 4: Starred or Favourite Messages

Stay organised by starring or favouriting important messages. Here’s how:

  • Open a message conversation.
  • Tap the star symbol in the top right to turn it gold.
  • Alternatively, click the three dots and choose “Star” for later reference.

Tip 5: Search and Filter in LinkedIn Messaging

Efficiently search and filter your messages to find what you need quickly. Here’s how:

  • Use the search bar at the top of your messages.
  • Apply filters like “Unread”, “My Connections”, or specific keywords.
  • Access additional filters by tapping the filter symbol next to the messaging box.

 

Tip 6: Send Messages with a Click of a Button

Save time by sending messages with a simple keystroke. Here’s how:

  • Click the three dots in the messaging interface.
  • Navigate to “Settings & Privacy” > “Messaging.”
  • Select “Press Enter to send” for a quick send option.

Bonus Tip: Audio Messages: Add a Personal Touch to Your Conversations

Watch our video guide for step-by-step instructions on sending personalised audio messages via LinkedIn Messenger, or view our guide here.

 

By incorporating this 6 tips into your messaging strategy, you’ll not only stand out but also create more meaningful professional connections.

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