Linkedin has just (as of 4 April) quietly launched a ‘mentions’ feature on Linkedin status updates.
Just like in Facebook, you can now start typing the name of one of your contacts to connect them to a status update you are preparing.
This is what they say about it:
How does it work?
- Begin by typing the name of a connection or a company in your status update box or a comment field on the Homepage.
- Select someone from the list of your connections that appear in the drop-down, complete your status or comment and post it.
- The person or company you mentioned will receive a notification alerting them that they have been mentioned.
Linkedin also hints in its launch blog post that it will be possible to add other Linkedin members in this way – I’ll be interested to see how this works, or if it becomes a problem.
Read the post on Linkedin’s blog about the new feature, and view a slide show.
I haven’t got the feature in my profile yet – have you? Why not give it a try and start a conversation with one of your connections?