LinkedIn has added new control tools on posts. It allows you to restrict who can or cannot see or comment on your updates.
The image on the left shows how you can control who can see your LinkedIn posts. While these settings have been there, the new control is on the right. These reply controls let you dictate who can or cannot comment on your posts.
Twitter started testing the reply controls last May to offer more privacy in discussions, such as private chats and interviews.
LinkedIn’s approach differs from Twitter. The latter’s chats are more public.
If your privacy settings are set properly, LinkedIn posts are publicly viewable as well. But LinkedIn’s algorithm is more restrictive. The risks of overcrowded chats are not the same. But it has more discussion options.
“For example, you might want to ask your connections, who you know and trust, for a particular piece of advice. Or you may want to ask an industry question just to a specific group you are a member of,” says LinkedIn.
You may select no replies to make a statement and avoid a discussion. Then again, it’s supposedly social media.
The new options offer more engagement and broadcast on LinkedIn, but with more controls.
The professional social network has added a new ‘mute’ option to remove users or company pages from your feed.
“To curate your feed beyond engaging with content, you can also signal to us what you want to see more and less of by clicking the three dots (…) on a post. This will open a toolbox of options available, including saving the post to review later, hiding the specific post from your feed by clicking “I don’t want to see this,” and reporting the post. A new option we just rolled out in this section lets you mute an individual or Page who might show up on your feed because a connection of yours commented, reacted, or reshared that individual’s content,” says LinkedIn.
It adds a new way to maximize your feed display. You can also subscribe to newsletters. And it allows you to follow hashtags and influencers to improve your feed.
LinkedIn’s algorithm is odd at times. It uses changing factors of relevance that pulls posts from months ago randomly. More filters are always better. The conversation controls have more options for different types of discussions.