LinkedIn to Support Mentions of Other Users

By Cameron Scott 

LinkedIn launched support today for users tagging one another in posts.

“We want to make it even easier for you to start those conversations, share knowledge with one another and ultimately become even better at what you do,” the company said in a blog post.

The feature works just like it does on Facebook and Twitter, except there’s no need to begin with the “@” sign. The user begins typing the name of the person they want to tag. A drop-down menu list of names then appears, and the users selects the right one.

Users can mention first-degree connections or members who have commented on the same posts on the LinkedIn homepage. Mentions will soon expand to conversations beyond the homepage, the company said.

The person mentioned will receive a notification.

Users can choose not to receive mention notifications using email preferences (in account settings).
They can also go to the comment and remove the link to their profile, but not their name. The feature begins rolling out to English-speaking users today.