bus! LinkedIn launches ‘funny’ emoji

You’ve probably heard about it for a while: LinkedIn was working on a new emoji to respond to a post. It’s now official: LinkedIn unveils the “fun” emoji added to six other emoji response options…

Did a post on LinkedIn make you laugh, entertain you, or give you “mild fun in a professional context”? It’s good because the social network has launched a “funny” reaction (funny in the English version).

A little blue laughing face looks like this:

As you can see, LinkedIn has chosen to give this new emoji a central place to be highlighted.

Some users, perhaps even you, have already received an alert in their LinkedIn notifications, indicating that a reaction called “funny” has been added to six other reaction emoji that have already been available for several years: Bravo, Like, Support, J Adore, Instructive and interesting.

This is also one of the most requested features, even though LinkedIn is a professional network (B2B).

This response has been launched after someone who expressed “support” in response to publications on the health crisis in June 2020. early March, Tomar Cohen Hints There Was a New ‘Laughing’ Emoji, it is :

“One of the top requests we received was for a laugh emoji response. We hear you loud and clear and we agree. Humor is really serious business.”.

This feature is also part of the launch new analysis tools for its content creators. aim of something Provide more accurate information about a post’s audience and performance,

tomar cohen adds up:

“We know it’s important to understand what content resonates with your audience and our team is working hard to create new analytics for our creators. Soon, creators can share their individual posts and their overall exposure, content And will be able to get analysis on the audience.”

Is it good or bad to use emoji on LinkedIn?

Emoji are not suggested for all branches of work. Some should also be avoided in the office, such as bloated language, for example at risk of questioning your professionalism. Some emoji can also add to the confusion because the numbers are not necessarily the same.

However, the biggest drawback of electronic exchanges is that it is not possible to see the facial expressions, gestures, or hear the tone of the person you are talking to. So why do we still need to integrate emoji at the heart of communication? They allow:

  • Make the conversation less impersonal and cold;
  • Avoid misinterpretations;
  • And above all, to remove the veil of doubt.

Since LinkedIn is viewed as a purely professional social network, using emoji and emoji reactions, especially the latter, guarantees more friendly exchanges And Thus creating greater closeness between the content creator and the community. This functionality thus makes business exchanges less formal, more fluid and more natural on both LinkedIn and other social networks. And finally, it helps in increasing the impression share and audience.

To respond to a post or comment:

  • If you’re using a computer, move your cursor to the same icon to select your reaction to a post or comment.
  • If you’re using a mobile device, long press the like icon and choose your reaction.

Finally, the “fun” feedback is slowly being rolled out and is not yet available to everyone, especially for mobile users in China. In France, some users may already be using it.

What do you think of this new emoji reaction? Is it already available in your favor?

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