LinkedIn on Thursday unveiled the new feature called “Mentions” which makes it easier for LinkedIn users to involve with their connections and companies in conversations and status updates on LinkedIn.
This new LinkedIn feature work similar to Facebook and twitter. On Facebook, once you start typing the person’s name into your status update field on the homepage, a drop-down menu appear and you can select your friend from the drop-down list, then type your comments and post it. While in twitter, you can trace the users by simply mentioning “@ABC” in compose new tweet box and tweet the comments to the relevant person.
In LinkedIn, you can simply enter the name from the connections list or company’s name in the status update box. You’ll see a drop-down with the best matches, select the name and post it. The user or company will receive your status update in their notification list. You can also mention other LinkedIn Members(excluding first-degree connections) as long as those members are involved in same conversation in the comments section of the post on LinkedIn Home Page.
We think that LinkedIn’s new feature “Mentions” will be an easiest way to initiate the conversations with your connections and allows you to respond immediately when someone begins a conversation with you.
As per LinkedIn, “Mentions” feature is available only to English-speaking users. The company is planning to roll out “Mentions” across all global members very soon.
Do you think “Mentions” is a boon for LinkedIn?