LinkedIn exploring making URLs in stories more widely available

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Social Media Today reports that LinkedIn may soon let users use links within their LinkedIn Stories. The article asks why - after initially releasing the upgrade in Brazil as far back as April this year, and expanding that to the Netherlands, France, the UAE, and Australia later on - things seem to have then stalled, and no other regions got added. Whether that was down to a poor response to the new feature, or connected with some other factor or factors is unclear at this point.

It could well be the case that 2020 itself has been the main reason for any delay in letting LinkedIn users within more countries use URLs in their Stories. Let's face it; things have gotten pretty disrupted during the period since the platform launched this feature in Brazil. Whatever the reasons, making the feature available on a wider geographical basis now will likely open it up to more users - and it seems LinkedIn is currently testing the option as we speak.

So what does it look like?

The feature looks a bit like other Stories offerings. Users swipe upwards to open the URL. That could offer businesses a more direct way to connect with potential clients and even hires or hirers via the platform, and certainly provides additional ways to use other forms of media to communicate on the platform.

Companies would be able to do that straight from Stories, streamlining everything significantly. That's if users use the links - and indeed, the earlier rollouts will have provided the platform with information regarding that. The fact the feature looks like being made more widely available would suggest that takeup has been encouraging - although, it remains unclear exactly why things slowed down as they did.
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  • Profile picture of the author susan2015parker
    That's a good initiative by LinkedIn. I think it would be helpful to be able to upload a link in the series. Users can directly click on it without any hassle. About regions, I think the features will be available eventually in all regions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mort Blacklock
    It'd be helpful if it is available in all regions.
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