LinkedIn’s new story feature is available to users in Brazil, while it has also put up a new setting and details in the app as it sets up a wider launch of the feature.

LinkedIn Stories
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As you can see, LinkedIn stories look similar to that of Facebook’s and Instagram with a story bar at the top of the screen along with various stickers and tools to light up your stories frames. There is more information about stories on LinkedIn help pages which shows how the feature works.

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Notes

  • Stories feature initially will only be available on mobile.
  • The maximum length of a story will be of 20 seconds.
  • The stories will stay up for a time period of 24 hours, but users will have the option to save stories frames.
  • Users will be able to share their stories with other members through messages.
  • Users will be able to send a message to the story creator directly from the stories feature.
  • Users will have the option to control what profile information they wish to display in a stories viewer list through their settings. Here’s an example –

Stories Viewer List
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LinkedIn announced that the stories feature will be launched out to users in brazil initially back in April.

Stories Bar
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The announcement of LinkedIn’s new stories feature relieved a lot of criticism, but the roll-out of this feature does make sense. Data shows that stories are the future and it is how the next generation is going to communicate over social media and as such adapting to the rising trend, it does make sense. LinkedIn whose primary focus is on professional interactions it may seem out of place, but again considering the rising trend it could provide LinkedIn to boost up the engagement.

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