LinkedIn is launching a feature similar to Facebook events. The event feature according to VentureBeat, is currently only available to users in San Francisco and New York since it is still being tested. Hopefully all goes according to plan, and we can begin to talk about a global roll out in a couple of months.
The event tool will look almost exactly as Facebook’s event, which of course, means you can see who else is “attending, invite other people, and chat with other users in the event page feed.”
While the feature is being tested, organizers will be able to create public events, VentureBeat reports, citing an email received from LinkedIn product manager Ashu Dubey. Organizers will be able to create events just for members of their group.
If you are pretty conversant with how events work on Facebook, LinkedIn’s version should not be any problem to set up. You simply create an event, fill in all the necessary info including time, location, and a short description of your event. Once done, you can then invite people you are connected with on LinkedIn and share it in your feed.
When a contact invites you to an event, you will see the invitation in the same tab where you normally find new connection requests. Everyone that has accepted the invitation to attend can chat with one another on the main page of the event.
This is one feature that has taken forever to arrive on the world’s largest professional networking group. Considering the fact that it is perhaps, the only professional social networking platform with the largest collection of career-minded people, one would have expected a feature like this to have been added long before now.
LinkedIn, however, seems to have been inspired by how people use the platform to plan an upcoming event and meetups. “We have seen behavior where people are using the platform to organize meet-ups and they will add a bunch of folks to the comments and tag them and hose folks will in turn invite more,” says Dubey per Mashable.
The Microsoft-owned professional networking company had last July added some tools to enhance posting of content on its platform. The new tools are aimed at helping you reach out to professionals of like minds—and the only way to do this is to avail you of all necessary tools needed.
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