Sandra Long

Hello Friends.

I am jet-lagged. ✈️. I just returned from a European trip and am feeling the impact. Of course, I still wanted to get this newsletter out to you. In the event you see a mistake, well........I may just have a good excuse this time.


While I was away, LinkedIn kept very busy with changes and updates. Let's dive into the LinkedIn feature updates for August, shall we?



LinkedIn Updates – August 2023


Mobile Updates

πŸ‘‰ The search function is moving to the bottom of the app

πŸ‘‰ You will be able to sort your home feed content by recent and top, which mirrors the desktop app.

πŸ‘‰ Find the profile QR code under the "My Network" tab now.



Profile Updates

πŸ‘‰ Look at the videos you have posted on LinkedIn. Previously you only saw the image. Now find the beginning part of the written content and the content engagement stats. Find this in the activity section of your profile.

πŸ‘‰ LinkedIn is testing a possible change to the profile introduction card. I am NOT a fan of losing the location from the profile introduction card. Will keep you posted.

πŸ‘‰ Premium users are being prompted to update their profile by leveraging LinkedIn's AI suggestions. So of course I tried it. I am not impressed. The app pulled really old information that I hadn't seen in years. Plus it is devoid of personal branding content. Now, don't get me wrong.......I suspect it will be helpful to people with a bare-bones skeleton-like profile. Even still, I suggest you use it with a grain of salt and make serious edits. (Or better yet read my book!)

Please give me YOUR feedback on this - here is my post.




For Creators:

πŸ‘‰ Upload media to your posts. Previously, these were separated out as images or videos.

πŸ‘‰ Articles and newsletters are upping their game. Expect to be able to create up to five different newsletters off of your profile or company page. Wow. And new subscribers will automatically follow your profile. And that's not all. Now we can add block quotes to our articles and newsletters. Nice.....Consider adding code to your article or newsletter too. The editing prompts are changing. Look for an easier toggle to adjust image sizes.

πŸ‘‰ Colab articles are being updated. Instead of an upvote, look for reactions. Also, you will be invited to participate based on the skills listed in the About section of your profile.



Interesting for all:

πŸ‘‰Notifications you receive about multiple pieces of content from a specific creator will be merged. Users are getting inundated with notifications, so this streamlining is welcome.

πŸ‘‰ Look for alerts connected to specific searches. Use it for topics, jobs, events, and people. Should be very handy.

πŸ‘‰ AI will impact our entire experience on LinkedIn. They are working on a "LinkedIn Coach" which is an AI chatbot.

πŸ‘‰ LinkedIn was hit with a widespread highjacking campaign in August which caused all kinds of aggravation worldwide. Many users were impacted, but I hope not YOU.


August Gratitude and Advice Corner:


πŸ‘‰ I am very grateful for my new New Hampshire lady speaker friends. We had a mastermind meet-up in early August. Check it out. ​

πŸ‘‰ I have been talking about Collab articles > Now check out this post about the Top Community Voices awarded by LinkedIn.

πŸ‘‰ Here's my communication advice > Be sure to leverage all channels. Learn more in this post.​

πŸ‘‰ Where do you get your content ideas? Here's a few for you. ​

πŸ‘‰ I enjoy working with SDRs ( Sales Development Reps) The ones I know are so talented. And the best ones use LinkedIn to make their jobs easier. Learn more.

πŸ‘‰ Speaking of sales professionals, read my newest article about using LinkedIn for sales.



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