LinkedIn initially launching its stories feature in Brazil, the UAE, and the Netherlands, LinkedIn users in Australia now can make use of the new vertically framed LinkedIn stories option.
LinkedIn stories as the company said is coming back in February works similar to Facebook and Instagram stories with a stories bar on the top of the users’ main feed and provided various tools and stickers to decorate your stories frames.
When users use the stories feature for the first time they will be prompted to check privacy settings for stories viewing.
If you do not want people to get to know that you have seen their LinkedIn story, you can turn it off through your Story settings. LinkedIn gives you three options for this – when you see a story, the story creator will see either:
- Your name and the headline
- Private profile features ( recent education, title or company name)
- Private mode
The creation of the story is simple, just take a photo or a video, add some stickers and text to it and then publish.
The expansion means that LinkedIn is making stories available in four regions with it adding a new nation every few weeks. LinkedIn stories have got a lot of criticism, with people saying that it does not fit with professional communication. But the introduction of stories does make sense considering the increasing use of stories and how it is going to tap the next generation.
Really, if users don’t feel like using it then they don’t have to but there will be a lot of users who want this option as it provides a new set of opportunities to connect with your relevant audience and share your perspective in the app.