Sharing Ideas, Questions, Articles, and Links

How do I share an idea, question, article, or website with others?

Last Reviewed: 04/27/2015
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You can share thoughts, articles or other content-rich websites from your homepage and several other places. This is sometimes known as sharing an update. You can use the share box to share a wide variety of information:

From your homepage:

You can choose from different share options at the top of the homepage.

Share an update

  1. Toward the top of your homepage, click Share an update.
  2. Type your update in the text box.
    • Text is limited to 600 characters maximum.
      • Note: If you have publishing capabilities, there are no limits on word count and you can click Publish a post to begin writing your long-form post.
    • You can attach files such as PDFs, Word documents, and JPEG images.
    • To attach a link, type in the URL. Allow a few seconds for a summary to display.
    • Your update can include either a file with text, or a link. You can't share both a file and a link in the same update.
  3. Click Share.

Share a photo

  1. Toward the top of your homepage, click Upload a photo.
  2. Choose which file you'd like to upload.
  3. After uploading your file, add a caption in the text box.
    • The size limit for an upload is 100 MB.
    • Uploaded images can't be resized.
  4. Click Share.

For any of these sharing actions, you can select an option under Share with:

  • Select Everyone to show the update to everyone on LinkedIn including your extended network.
  • Select Connections to show the update to only your 1st-degree connections.
  • Select Everyone + Twitter to have your update visible on both your LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.

Once you click Share, an update will be broadcast to the LinkedIn feed on your homepage. You can select who can see your activity.

From discussions in your groups:
From partner sites like The Wall Street Journal or The New York Times:
  • Click the LinkedIn icon and complete the share box options.
  • Click Share.
From LinkedIn Pulse:
  1. Click the Share link on the article page.
  2. Complete the share box options.
  3. Click Share.
From any webpage when using the LinkedIn Sharing Bookmarklet:
To reshare a member's update or a Company Page update with your own comments:
  • Click the Share link underneath the update.
  • When you reshare an update with an image or link, the original text will not be included. Instead, you'll be prompted to add your own description or comments, which will appear above the image or link details.
To reshare a member's update or a Company Page update with no change to original content:
  • Click the Like link underneath the update or comment.
  • An update is sent out when you like or comment on content and activity on LinkedIn, such as another member's post or a group discussion. This will appear in the LinkedIn feed on your homepage and on your Recent Activity page.
  • This shared update will include the original content or activity, as well as all associated Likes and Comments.
    • Note: Your updates may be shared with your connections via email depending on their email settings. Learn more about adjusting your email settings.

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Please note: Your LinkedIn membership and use of LinkedIn services like this one are subject to the LinkedIn User Agreement, which states that members are expected to refrain from dishonest or unprofessional behavior including posting inappropriate, inaccurate, or objectionable content to LinkedIn. Please view our User Agreement for full details.

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