LinkedIn lets users upload images, files directly to updates

LinkedIn users can now directly upload images, documents and presentations to the updates they share from the LinkedIn Homepage, courtesy an update. The social networking site for professionals had only recently introduced the ability for users to add rich media to their profile so they can visually display their professional story and achievements.


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"Whether it’s a thought provoking presentation about the future of big data or it’s a picture of an inspirational quote, or perhaps it’s an infographic showing the top trends impacting your industry, the possibilities are endless for what you can share on LinkedIn to add a richer and more visual component to your professional discussions," LinkedIn's Itamar Orgad elaborates in a company post.

To start, users can click on the paperclip icon to the right side of their share box on the LinkedIn Homepage. They can then start uploading images or files that visually enhance all they have to display. Say, if you want to attach a video or any rich media content that is already  hosted on another site, then you can do so by pasting the URL into the share box. It will then be added to their update.

LinkedIn's new feature will continue reaching all of its members around the world over the next few weeks.

In addition to the aforementioned update, LinkedIn also introduced the ability to directly upload images and files to 2.9 million Company Page admins.

LinkedIn is also revamping its navigation bar on the site to make the experience of browsing and discovery easier. This redesign follows the recent tweaks LinkedIn has made to its profile layout, homepage design and mobile application, in order to make the service easier to use.

Published Date: May 31, 2013 04:10 pm | Updated Date: May 31, 2013 04:10 pm