LinkedIn Introduces Mobile Photo Sharing

Today, LinkedIn announced that mobile photo sharing will be rolled out to all users over the next few weeks. If you’ve been following LinkedIn updates in recent years, you’ll probably remember that LinkedIn started allowing users to upload photos last year. The new update will allow users to share photos from Android, iOS or the mobile web.

Why is this a big deal? LinkedIn points to the Talent Trends 2014 Report which found that 56% of professionals rank “talent brand” as a top factor when choosing a job (view this post for the definition of “talent brand”). Sharing photos from your mobile device will be a simple way to continue to elevate your talent brand within your LinkedIn network as you share the details of what it’s like to work for your organization.

Do people engage with photos on LinkedIn? I don’t have a formal study to support this, but personally, I’ve noticed that I receive much greater engagement with photos I post on LinkedIn than I do with text only status updates. Below is a photo I shared recently that received almost 600 likes.

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Now, go take pictures of your office, upload selfies with the hiring managers you’re recruiting for, and give your network an inside look at your organization.

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Jeremy Roberts, SPHR, is VP, Customer Experience at HiringSolved. He is the previous Editor of SourceCon. Prior to joining the ERE Media team, he spent over a decade working as a recruiter, sourcer, and sourcing manager. This time was spent in diverse environments, including third party agency settings (retained and contingent), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, and internal corporate HR departments. His previous employers include the MHA Group, Ajilon Finance, Korn Ferry Futurestep, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, and Randstad Sourceright, US. He resides in Corinth, TX with his wife and 3 children.

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1 Comment on “LinkedIn Introduces Mobile Photo Sharing

  1. LinkedIn has been slowly jumping the shark and selfies will finally complete the process. I miss the days when LinkedIn was professional.

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