Linkedin Mobile App Features
LinkedIn is the largest and the best free online platform for professional networking and career development. This site works as an online directory of individual professionals and organizations, which helps to connect all kinds of business industry people in one place. As of 2020, LinkedIn had more 675 million members in more than 200+ countries and including executives from all of the Fortune 500 companies. LinkedIn has a powerful suite of mobile apps that includes LinkedIn SlideShare, LinkedIn Learning, LinkedIn Recruiter, and LinkedIn Sales Navigator which all are accessible through LinkedIn premium.
Any individual persons can use LinkedIn for professional networking, job searching, and information sharing purposes. Companies use it for recruiting and for sharing company business/service updates with prospective employees and followers.
You can’t sit in front of your computer always use LinkedIn so that they are providing LinkedIn and LinkedIn Lite mobile app for android and iOS Users. The new LinkedIn app makes it easy for marketers that nearly cover everything they’d do on a desktop from a mobile device.
Have you ever tried out the new LinkedIn app and its features? If not, I will share with you the best ways to touch with your connections and maximize your productivity with the LinkedIn mobile app.
1. Get More Characters in Your LinkedIn Headline
If you search for connections or view content on LinkedIn, you see each person’s name, profile photo, and headline. In LinkedIn Desktop, you can use up to 120 characters headline but in the LinkedIn mobile app, you can add some extra characters to your headline that is 200 characters. This may or may not be useful, but if you want to show your skills on the headline itself which is very useful. You can edit your headline in a mobile app to add extra characters which will reflect the web version of LinkedIn also.
2. Personalize LinkedIn Connection Requests
Making a great first impression is important and sending a personalized message with your LinkedIn connection requests is a great way to stand out from the crowd instead of sending the default message “I’d like to join your LinkedIn network”. To send a personalized message on a LinkedIn mobile app, From the menu, select the Personalize Invite option and add a message before you send the invitation. You can enter text up to 300 characters, which is enough to highlight and explain why it would be mutually beneficial for you to connect.
3. Send a Message via the LinkedIn Mobile App
If you receive new messages, you’ll see a number in red color to the messaging icon at the top of the screen. Tap this icon to open and read the messages on this screen. From here, you can reply to messages or search for a connection to start a new message. When you’re composing a new message, tap on the + button to the left of Write a Message which includes more features such as add an attachment, GIF, camera photos, videos, location sharing, calendar availability, and maximum 1 minute of voice record options.
4. Sync Your Calendar to See LinkedIn Profiles of Meeting Attendees
If you’re scheduled for a meeting with business professionals, you can use the mobile app to do some last-minute preparation by checking out the LinkedIn profiles of other attendees.
To get access to this LinkedIn meeting feature, you need to sync your Android or iPhone device’s calendar with the mobile app. First, enable the calendar permissions in your phone settings.
On an Android device, tap your profile photo and the settings icon at the top right of your screen. On the Account tab, tap Sync Calendar and toggle your calendar to the right.
On the iOS device, tap on your profile photo, and in the pop-out menu, click the blue Settings link. In your account settings, tap Sync Calendar. On the next screen, toggle Sync Calendar to the right.
5. Find LinkedIn Members Near You
Find Nearby is a unique and useful feature on the LinkedIn mobile app which helps to find and connect nearby LinkedIn users easily. If you enable Bluetooth sharing, you can use Find Nearby to discover other LinkedIn members around you (up to 100 feet / 30 meters).
To use the Find Nearby LinkedIn feature, first, activate Bluetooth on your mobile device. Then in the LinkedIn mobile app, tap the My Network tab and tap the blue circle button. In the pop-up menu, tap the Find Nearby icon to see all nearby LinkedIn members.
If a nearby member is already in your connection, you’ll see the option to send a message. If not, you can able to invite them to connect. When your Find Nearby is switched on, other LinkedIn members can discover you, even when you’re not using the LinkedIn mobile app.
6. Use LinkedIn QR Codes for Connections
If you meet any professional or business owners’ offline and want to quickly connect with them via LinkedIn, find and share your unique QR code.
To find your QR code on a LinkedIn mobile app, open the app, and tap the QR code icon at the right end of the search bar. When you open the LinkedIn QR code option, you will see 2 options such as Scan and My Code. From this, you can able to scan your new connections QR code and you can share your QR code to others.
Some other Features in Linkedin mobile App
- Access Today’s Trending News
- Easily Create a Poll
- Find an Expert
- Access other LinkedIn Apps such as SlideShare, Lynda, Lookup, and more.
Hootsuite/WeAreSocial tells that 99% of social media users access platforms via mobile as of April 2020 data. However, LinkedIn reports that just 57% of their traffic is from a mobile app. The recent updates to the LinkedIn app make it much convenient access for marketers and professionals. So know all these useful LinkedIn mobile app features will help you stay connected when you’re away from your desk.