When I logged into LinkedIn this morning, I was surprised to be introduced to and walked through a new feature – LinkedIn Contacts!
If you don’t get the prompts, or have already hit ‘skip’ on them, here’s what it looks like. When viewing a profile you now have ‘*Relationship’ and ‘Contact Info’ tabs below the profile image:
(P.S. Yes, Jonathon and I didn’t even connect on LinkedIn until we were married.)
Personally I love being able to see the exact date I became linked with someone. Think about it – how often have you thought to yourself “Where did I meet this person? What conference? What year?” etc. Now you can find those answers and record your own! Here’s the rest of the prompts from the walkthrough:
Since this feature was just released, I have lots of questions. Like, will this data be exportable? Will it integrate with other systems/CRM solutions? Is this a move to encourage native LinkedIn views?
I prefer to control which profiles I look at and when since all of that information is available to the person on LinkedIn, so I’m not sure how often I will be using this feature and filling in details, but what do you think? Will you be using this new feature to better track your LinkedIn connections?