New LinkedIn Reactions More Than Likes

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Soon, the ability to express more than just a ‘like’ will come to all LinkedIn users.

LinkedIn has announced that this new feature will be coming to your desktop and mobile apps and will be rolled out globally over the coming months. Rather than just being able to ‘like’ a post, you’ll have the option to add reactions as follows:

  • Like
  • Celebrate
  • Love
  • Insightful
  • Curious

LinkedIn Reactions is a set of lightweight expressions that make it easier for members to engage in conversations and communicate with their network by expressing themselves.

Guidance for reactions by Linkedin Team:

Celebrate – Expresses that you are celebrating an announcement, congratulating a personal or professional milestone, or complimenting an amazing accomplishment. For example:

  • Completing a successful project launch on time or fun team offsite to end a strong quarter.
  • Welcoming a new team member.
  • Securing a speaking opportunity, getting promoted, or landing a new job.
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Love – Expresses that the post is heartwarming, resonates with you, or makes you feel an overall sense of appreciation or happiness. For example:

  • When your child visits you at work and thinks you have the greatest job in the world.
  • Posts about the importance of work-life balance.
  • Witnessing a colleague achieve a goal.
  • To thank all your past mentors who helped you get to where you are today.

Insightful – Expresses your thought that the post was great, offered a new idea, or shared useful insights or advice. For example:

  • If you are encouraged by your company to take a day off every month to work on a project you’re passionate about.
  • Posts about tips and tricks.

Curious – Expresses that you are fascinated by a perspective or question that stimulates thought, and you want to learn more. For example:

  • Asking what people think about a professional trend.
  • Discussing whether a graduate school makes sense in your career at this stage.

Important: Reactions are being rolled out gradually and aren’t currently available for all members.

Hope these reactions would help us connect better and talk to the LinkedIn community! So, what’s your response to this news? Let me know in the comments.

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