Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Linking your profile with other social platforms, part of Up and Running with LinkedIn.
- Although LinkedIn doesn't interface with every single other social network on the planet, it does link up with a few key social networks that you might want to add to your profile. In this movie, I'll show you how to link your Twitter and WeChat accounts directly to your LinkedIn profile. So here I am on my personal LinkedIn profile page, and what I want to do is go up here to the top and choose Privacy & Settings. Once I do that, I'm gonna be brought to this screen where I want to click on Profile. And then over on the right hand side you'll notice under Settings I have Manage my Twitter Settings and Manage my WeChat Settings.
When I click on Manage my Twitter Settings it gives me the ability to Add a Twitter Account. I'll click on that, and that's going to bring me over to Twitter. It's going to tell me here that the request for this page is invalid. If that happens to you just close that and try it again. Then, once it finally goes through you can authorize LinkedIn to use your account. So in this case I'll type out my Twitter name, @JustinSeeley and my password, and I'll Authorize the application. And that should then redirect you back to LinkedIn, and that allows you then to have your Twitter account associated with LinkedIn.
Then you can also choose whether or not to Display your Twitter account on your LinkedIn profile. Now in my personal experience, I think it's fine to have that on your LinkedIn profile as long as you understand that Twitter is very different than LinkedIn. However, I use Twitter mostly for business networking anyway so I think that they go hand in hand in my particular case. If, however, you have a professional profile on LinkedIn, and you use Twitter for more personal purposes it might be a good idea just to leave Twitter off altogether. You can also add a corporate Twitter account to this. That way you could share updates from your company page or other things that happen on LinkedIn directly to your company Twitter account using the LinkedIn platform.
Once you've finished adding all of your Twitter accounts, you click Save changes, and now that is officially a part of your LinkedIn profile. The same holds true for WeChat. You can click on this, and it will ask you for adding your WeChat account or QR code. When you click on this it's gonna give you a QR code. All you have to do is fire up WeChat and scan this QR code, and it will be able to link your accounts together. Now personally I don't use WeChat so I'm not going to link an account here, but if you do this is a great way to add that integration directly into your LinkedIn profile.
Once you're finished you can close the box. As I said before, linking other social accounts to LinkedIn is kind of a gray area in my opinion simply because most other social networks don't really jive with what LinkedIn is all about. But in the right context with the right settings, and with your discretion, it can be a powerful tool to cross promote from one network to another.
- What makes a LinkedIn profile stand out?
- Adding work experience and education to your profile
- Finding and adding contacts
- Sending messages
- Sharing status updates and content from the web
- Asking for, and providing, recommendations
- Interacting with companies
- Finding a job on LinkedIn
- Starting and growing a group
- Managing your account