Today, LinkedIn announced the launch of photo sharing on Android, iPhone and the mobile web. This new feature will be rolling out to all users over the next few weeks. According to the announcement, members who share images with their LinkedIn network are five times more likely to have other members engage with their update.
If you’re not sure what kinds of photos you would should share on LinkedIn from your phone, they have offered a few suggestions:
Conferences, networking and professional development events:
LinkedIn suggests showing your network that you take an active interest in career developments by taking pictures at conferences and sharing quotes from speakers.
View from your desk:
LinkedIn suggests taking pictures that capture what a day in your life looks like, as they can tell people a lot more about what you do in a day than a basic job description could.
Show off your talents:
LinkedIn suggests taking pictures that demonstrate your talents and skills: “If you are an interior designer, show the remodel you’ve been working on. If you’re a hairstylist, proudly show off photos of the latest up-do you created.”
According to LinkedIn’s announcement, a profile with a photo is 11 times more likely to be viewed. LinkedIn suggests uploading something other than the typical headshot, such as a shot of you in the midst of your work – during a presentation if you’re a professional speaker, or typing away at your keyboard if that’s what your workday entails.
Currently, if you choose to share photos they will only be visible as status updates. There is no ability to create photo albums at this time.
Do you see yourself taking advantage of this new feature and sharing more images on LinkedIn? Let me know what you think in the comments section.