LinkedIn’s New Feature ‘Active Status’ Is Interesting And , On By Default
LinkedIn has stealthily launched a new feature called ‘Active Status’, a green circle that shows when a user is online and available to chat via the LinkedIn Messaging platform. A simple move that could drastically change the way users see and use the platform as well as cause issues if employees want to keep their job search private.
When reaching out to your LinkedIn connections, you want to send your direct messages when they are online. This is not only for you to get an immediate reply but also to avoid getting buried under all the messages they receive while offline.
The Active Status feature is a quick and simple way to find that out. What’s more, by knowing which of your connections are online, you can create more specific messages. This can help cut down on impersonal bulk messages.
Messaging is a huge feature all every major platform but before this LinkedIn lagged behind – this feature could make the platform a lot stickier and useful for candidates, colleagues and recruiters. The feature is on by default – an increasingly common feature roll-out trick to game sign-up/engagement numbers – although users can easily turn it off in the settings . LinkedIn’s new Active Status feature, and Whatsapp like feature, are small but welcomed additions to its messaging platform. With them you can quickly see who of your connections are ready for a conversation. Check it out and start having meaningful conversations with whoever is online to make your job hunt even easier In addition to seeing when your connections are available, Linkedin also made it easier for you to start instant conversation from anywhere on LinkedIn. And to help you identify where you might have a relationship that can help you find your way in, also surface people you know when you’re looking at a job listing or company page.
Take advantage of these opportunities. People that you are communicating with on LinkedIn can now move from email style to live chat and start leveraging LinkedIn Active Status even better for business development.
Happy Recruiting ! Happy Linkedin !