Photo Credit: by Tony Faustino
Personalized invitations in LinkedIn’s Mobile App became available on iOS and Android smartphones on December 17, 2015. Yay!
Here are step-by-step instructions for iOS / iPhones when personalizing our LinkedIn Invitations with the latest version of LinkedIn’s Mobile App.
Step 1: Personalized Invitations Requires Downloading LinkedIn’s Mobile App Update 9.0.2
Start At The iPhone App Store. The 9.02 LinkedIn Mobile App Update took place on December 17, 2015. The update confirms the “added ability to personalize an invitation to connect.”
Step 2. Confirm and Read The Latest Instructions From LinkedIn’s Help Center for Personalized Invitations
It Pays To Read The Instructions First. These are the latest LinkedIn Help Center Instructions for personalized invitations as of December 17, 2015:
Step 3. Search For The LinkedIn Member You Want To Connect To
Here’s what a search result looks like in LinkedIn Mobile App. For this example, we’re going to use the LinkedIn Profile of Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President Apple’s Retail and Online Stores:
Angela’s LinkedIn Profile looks like this in an iPhone / iOS smartphone after tapping on the search result:
Step 4. Tap On The “Menu Icon” In The Top, Right Hand Corner of The LinkedIn Profile
In Angela Ahrendt’s LinkedIn Profile, the three (3) white dots in the top, right hand corner of our smartphone screens are what we’re looking for:
Step 5. Select The “Personalize Invite” Prompt
After tapping “The Menu Icon,” we’re greeted by six (6) additional prompts:
- Send via Private Message
- Share via …
- Connect (Note: Pressing this command sends out the generic / boilerplate LinkedIn Invitation)
- Personalize Invite
- Report / Block
Step 6. Write Your Personalized Invitation From LinkedIn’s Mobile App
The screen for writing a personalized invitation looks like this on an iPhone:
Here’s an update from LinkedIn’s Help Center on character limits for LinkedIn Invitations and Messages:
There You Go! Good luck using this important LinkedIn’s Mobile App feature. Let me know if personalizing invitations on LinkedIn’s Mobile App increases your mobile app use. I’m curious to hear from iOS and Android users.
Please let me know if you agree or disagree with my thoughts in the comments. I would love to hear from you. I’m here to read, listen, and learn from YOUR PERSPECTIVE. Comments are open. So let’er rip!
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