LinkedIn Tuesday introduced a new way for its members to express gratitude to their co-workers and colleagues. LinkedIn is adding a new option called ‘Teammates,’ which will now enable users to prioritize their updates from their immediate connections and have them appear higher in their feeds.
According to the social network, 60% of users are more likely to engage with content from their coworkers and colleagues on the platform, as opposed to other connections that they don’t work directly with. The new tool looks to replicate an internal network on LinkedIn, with users significantly to engage with such updates; it makes sense for LinkedIn users to prioritize them.
We’ve been exploring ways to help you discover and have meaningful conversations with your coworkers on LinkedIn – LinkedIn Official Blog
To enable the new feature, you need to tap on ‘My Network’ on the left panel and then tap on to add Teammates to ensure more people stay in touch with their updates.
LinkedIn also unveiled Kudos; a small gesture to appreciate your co-workers. You are writing to the employees an appreciation for their efforts saying that you are happy at their jobs. With LinkedIn Kudos, you now have an easy and fun way to share your gratitude to people in your professional community.
The new feature ‘Teammates’ will roll out within the coming months in the U.S. on both desktop and mobile. The company claims to bring its global availability shortly.