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LinkedIn launched Mentions yesterday, a new way for members to engage in professional conversations by mentioning connections and companies on the LinkedIn Homepage. 

Here’s How it works : 

  • Begin by typing the name of a connection or a company in your status update box or a comment field on the Homepage.
  • Select someone from the list of your connections that appear in the drop-down, complete your status or comment and post it.
  • The person or company you mentioned will receive a notification alerting them that they have been mentioned.

In addition to first-degree connections, you can also mention other LinkedIn members engaged in conversations in the comment sections of posts on the LinkedIn Homepage. Mentions will make it easier for you to start conversations with your network while also enabling you to respond in real-time when someone begins a conversation with you.

Here are some interesting ways to use this latest LinkedIn feature:

  1. Share content a connection may be interested in
  2. Give kudos to someone in your network who is in the news
  3. Highlight a connection who wrote a great blog post
  4. Mention a connection who is featured in a (work appropriate) video
  5. Thank colleagues you just completed a project with
  6. Highlight peers you’re looking forward to seeing at an upcoming conference
  7. Give a shout out to people you’re speaking on a panel with
  8. Share a memorable quote by someone you’re connected to
  9. Respond to someone who commented in a status update you’ve engaged with
  10. Congratulate someone on a promotion or a new job
  11. Show appreciation to a company that just provided you with great service
  12. Mention a company that’s featured in a positive light in the news

If you don’t see Mentions in your LinkedIn experience yet, check out the Slideshare below for a sneak preview.

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DAI Team

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