It seems to us that LinkedIn is morphing more into a version of Facebook every day, but its new addition of an events function is definitely welcome!
For any business that runs events, workshops etc, LinkedIn now offers the ability to add events – not just as a post on your timeline or information in an article but as a separate function.
At the time of writing LinkedIn events is said to be still rolling out to all users but here’s where to look.
The screenshot below shows my LinkedIn homepage – you can see the events ‘tab’ on the left hand side under groups.
Click on the ‘+’ and you’ll be taken to this screen:
Just fill in the information – think about keywords in the event name and description.
When done, click create!
LinkedIn say that both organisers and attendees of events can send invitations to connections to attend an event.
Once you’ve accepted an invite to an event, the feature gives you access to a list of LinkedIn members who have also accepted the invite – a good way to connect with others before the physical meeting. You can also participate in discussions with other attendees by posting in the event feed.
We’d love to know if you’ll be making use of this new function? Let us know in the comments.