Updates to LinkedIn Endorsements and 4 Other Changes You Need to Know

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You don't have to get endorsed by Joe You've Never Worked With anymore.

After many complaints that LinkedIn users were tired of being prompted to endorse their connections, as well as receiving endorsements for skills the user does not actually possess from someone they barely know, the professional social networking giant has responded by updating user preferences.

In order to edit your LinkedIn endorsement settings, scroll down to the Skills & Endorsements section, select edit, and it gives the option of whether to be endorsed.

Additionally, endorsement options now include:

  • "Include me in endorsement suggestions to my connections"
  • "Show me suggestions to endorse my connections"
  • "Send me notifications via email when someone endorses me"

The suggested endorsements option is one likely to get "unchecked" by many users.

Other LinkedIn changes include:

The option to reorder your listed skills. This can be effective for users who want to appear higher up in search ranking for the skills at the top of your list.

Soon, everyone can be a thought leader. With upcoming changes to LinkedIn's publishing platform, soon everyone will be able to post articles and not just the approved key influencers.

Company Products & Services pages removed. In an effort to instead push for companies to create additional "showcase pages," company pages no longer list the organization's products and services.

Polls removed.LinkedIn has removed the ability to create polls as well as all collected poll data. As soon as this May, polls will no longer be allowed in groups or on the homepage. LinkedIn suggests participating directly in open conversations instead.

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