LinkedIn Makes Changes to Its Platform to Boost Engagement By Rolling Out Its Reviewing Feature, And An Option To Turn A Comment Into A New Post

LinkedIn has now become a key aspect of how people manage their professional network with all things having been considered and taken into account. The platform has made some improvements recently that might change the way that you interact with it. The first of these changes might just end up being particularly suitable for freelancers, and it has the potential to turn LinkedIn into a competitor for services like Fiverr and UpWork.

Freelancers and other professionals have been able to post about the services that they can provide for quite some time now, with the feature being launched back in 2019. Now, though, past clients and customers can actually leave a review about how it was working with you, as spotted by Matt Navarra. These reviews can be seen in a separate section on your profile, and this can help you to make yourself more hirable in the long run. This can also help provided a bit more legitimacy to freelancers and other professionals on the platform since potential employers would have useful information that they can go through before making their decision, and this can also help provide a case for why hiring someone might just be a good idea.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that there is the potential for misuse with this tool. Past clients and employers who hold a personal grudge might just leave a bad review out of spite because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up harming your career prospects. However, this is something that can be easily mitigated by keeping a close eye on your reviews section to make sure that all of the reviews that are left are fair and legitimate.

This is not the only change that is coming to LinkedIn either. Another change that has been spotted in the wild (of course by Navarra, again) is LinkedIn suggesting that you turn a comment on someone else’s post into a post of its own. This post will have a link to the post that you commented on, and it is in many ways an attempt to replicate Twitter’s quote retweet feature.

It’s clear that LinkedIn is trying to boost engagement on its platform, and it is attempting to make it so that it has more social media components integrated into its user interface. Both of these changes are pretty exciting and indicate that there might be even more to come which could further improve how much you can get out of the platform, and it has the potential to really broaden LinkedIn’s influence in the world of social media as well.

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