LinkedIn now let its users to mention their connections and companies in conversations on its social professional network.
"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," informs LinkedIn.
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," the company adds.
The feature is currently rolling out to English-speaking members, but the company says to make it available to all global members soon.
Additionally, LinkedIn says, it is also planning to make the ability to mention your colleagues beyond the Homepage in the near future.
Here is how does it work?
- "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," explains LinkedIn.