LinkedIn Announced its own Reactions for Posts to boost Interactions

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Soon, you will be able to express more than just a ‘like’ on Linkedin posts as the company is rolling out 4 new reactions to the post.

LinkedIn has announced that this new feature will be coming to your desktop and mobile apps and will be rolled out globally over the coming months. Rather than just being able to ‘like’ a post, you’ll have the option to add reactions as follows:

  1. Like
  2. Celebrate
  3. Love
  4. Insightful
  5. Curious
New LinkedIn 'Reactions'
LinkedIn in their blog says: “LinkedIn Reactions is a set of lightweight expressions that offer members a way to more easily participate in conversations and communicate with their network.

Important: Reactions are being rolled out gradually and aren’t currently available for all members.

Linkedin also specifies how reactions can be used:

Celebrate – Expresses that you’re celebrating an announcement, congratulating a personal or professional milestone, or praising an accomplishment. For example:

  • Welcoming a new team member.
  • Securing a speaking opportunity, getting promoted, or landing a new job.
  • Completing a successful project launch on time or fun team offsite to end a strong quarter.

Love – Expresses that the post is heartwarming, resonates with you, or makes you feel an overall sense of appreciation or happiness. For example:

  • When your child visits you at work and thinks you have the greatest job in the world.
  • Posts about the importance of work-life balance.
  • Witnessing a colleague achieve a goal.
  • Thanking all your past mentors who have helped you get to where you are today.

Insightful – Expresses that you thought the post made a great point, offered a new idea, or shared helpful insights or advice. For example:

  • When your company encourages you to take a day off each month to work on a project that you’re passionate about.
  • Posts about tips and tricks.

Curious – Expresses that you’re intrigued by a thought-provoking perspective or question, and you want to learn more. For example:

  • Asking what people think about a professional trend.
  • Debating whether a graduate school makes sense at this stage in your career.