Conversation Starters feature comes to LinkedIn Messaging

Kit McDonald

Messaging with LinkedIn can be intimidating but with the company’s announcement today, connecting should be much easier. This is thanks to the Conversation Starters, a new feature available through LinkedIn’s Messaging system.

Once a user starts a new conversation, they can simply click/tap on the light bulb icon to swipe through a list of personalized starter topics. Types of conversation starters include:

  • Updates on your connections’ professional activity. Congratulate your connection if they’ve started a new job or celebrated a work anniversary recently. You can also share your thoughts on an article they’ve recently published on LinkedIn.
  • Shared experiences. Connect on something you have in common, such as having worked at the same company, joined the same groups, or gone to the same school.
  • Shared connections.  Build rapport by mentioning someone who you both know.

It’s a rather simple addition to messaging but can open up a lot of opportunities. Check out the above video released today from LinkedIn showing the Conversation Starters in action.

Developer: LinkedIn
Price: Free+