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LinkedIn Applications Replaced by New Rich Media Feature

I recieved this in the email inbox yesterday.

On December 11, 2012, you’ll be getting the new LinkedIn profile, which has a simplified design, provides deeper insights, and surfaces new ways to connect and build relationships. You’ll also be one of the first to preview a new way to showcase rich content on your profile — like presentations, videos, documents, and more.

Now there are more ways than ever to tell your professional story on LinkedIn, and we’re excited for you to try them out. As we roll out these changes, we’ll also be streamlining our app offerings, so the following LinkedIn apps will no longer be supported on the homepage or profile as of December 11:

SlideShare Presentations


Please note, if you use SlideShare Presentations or Creative Portfolio Display your content will still be available on your LinkedIn profile. You can find out more about these changes on our Help Center.

We hope you like your new LinkedIn profile!


The LinkedIn Team


So what does it look like you ask? The following sum up the changes. LinkedIn Applications are being replaced with a new feature that lets you add media links to images, presentations, videos, and documents on your profile:

  • WordPress by Automatic: If you self-host your WordPress site, you can enable auto posting to LinkedIn through the Jetpack plugin from Automatic. If your site is on WordPress.com, simply enable the Publicize setting for LinkedIn from your WordPress.com Dashboard.
  • SlideShare Presentations by SlideShare: Any SlideShare content you’ve uploaded using the SlideShare Presentations application will be automatically migrated to the Summary section of your profile once you opt into the newly redesigned LinkedIn profile. If you were a user of this application, you should receive an invitation to opt into the new profile design shortly.

If you have the newly redesigned profile, you may now add examples of your work with media links to a video, image, document or presentation.

The media links may be added to the Summary, Education and Experience sections:

  1. Click Profile at the top of your homepage.
  2. Click Edit in the top section of your profile.
  3. Scroll down to the section where you want to add content and click the add media link (it looks like a square with a plus sign). Move your cursor over the link and you will see, “Add a link to a video, image, document, presentation…”.
  4. Type or paste the link to your content into the Add a link field that appears. A picture of your content will then display with pre-filled Title and Descriptionfields.Note: It may take several seconds for this to happen. You can edit the content in these fields if you wish.
  5. Click Save.

You will also see the big blue notice (make sure to note that) that asks you to add more media.