Sat, 11 February 2017
Welcome to episode 149, it seems that the roll-out has now reached about 75% if users so I thought it would make sense to get through some of the many questions I have been receiving.
It’s funny for me, I feel like I have been talking about this for so long with very little feedback and then all of a sudden….everyone is talking about it and asking questions!
Published Post Comments
Firstly LinkedIn have officially announced a new feature within published posts - the ability to switch off comments and report inappropriate comments - woop-de-do!
Maybe it’s just me (probably) but I find it hard to read those ‘corporate’ type posts that say nothing at all for the first two paragraphs!
Update to Mobile App
LinkedIn have quietly added an interesting new section to a personal profile, it’s on on mobile currently but I suspect it may come to desktop eventually.
When you tap on add topics you are given a list of topics (presumably based on your profile & network) from which you can pick 3.
Then you add them to your profile
And this is what they look like
I’m not sure if these are searchable yet but that could become an option. It’s certainly worth adding them for now.
Your ‘Neptune’ Questions answered.
This is a bit hidden but you will find up at the bottom of the ‘more’ menu (you do need to scroll down).
How do I find my own company page or one I’m an admin for?
For some reason this is in a different place to the above!
How do I personalise invitations?
Don’t invite someone from anywhere other than their profile! If you click ‘connect’ from a shortlist or ‘people you may know’ it just sends a blank invitation.
Has the recommendation button gone?
No but it has moved. See below
How do I conduct a search within my first tier connections?
This actually hasn’t changed, the best way id via an advanced search…..wait! Advanced search has gone!! No worries, you can still do it, this video shows how;
How do I sort my homepage feed by ‘most recent’
Unfortunately you can’t but I believe there is a strong possibility that this feature may be coming and that it will be much better than before…let’s hope so!
How do I revert back to the old UI?
Sorry you can’t! My suggestion is that you focus on making the most of Neptune, it has it’s faults but also some good points and I’m certain it will improve in time.