How to Add Someone to a LinkedIn Conversation

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1.Introduction

In August of 2015, LinkedIn made quite a few changes to the LinkedIn Inbox and messaging functionality. You can check out our blog post by clicking here, which describes many of these changes.

Even at Intero, we’ve had a tough time locating different messaging features following these changes.

One thing that recently came up was how to add someone to an existing conversation in your LinkedIn Inbox. This Quick Tip will show you how!

 

2.Accessing Your Inbox

From any screen within LinkedIn, you can access your Inbox by clicking on this icon in the upper, right hand corner of your screen.

 

3.Accessing a Previous Conversation

Once you’re in your Inbox, you will want to locate the conversation where you’d like to add an additional recipient(s). You can find previous conversations by scrolling through the list of messages on the left side of your Inbox. Simply click on the message you are looking for in order to pull it up.

 

4.Options in Messaging

Within this message, you will notice 3 small boxes to the upper right. This icon is easy to miss! But it is actually very important. It provides you with a menu of options for a particular message.

 

5.Menu

This menu of options includes things like marking a message as unread, (so you know to come back to it later), forwarding a conversation or deleting a conversation. You can do a lot from this menu!

 

6.Add People to the Conversation

We’re going to click on the first choice, “Add people to the conversation” in order to add a new person to this message.

 

7.Type a Name

You will add people to the conversation by beginning to type their name in the field provided. A dropdown menu will appear, and you can select the correct person from this menu and hit “Enter.”

Notice that LinkedIn also provides you with an option to share the conversation history. If you unclick this box, the person you add will only be able to view new messages within the conversation.

 

8.Adding Multiple People to a Conversation

You can also add more than one person to the conversation if necessary. See how an additional “Type a name” field pops up after I’ve added one person to the conversation? Simply begin typing another name if you want to add more people.

Once all names are added, remember to click “Done.”

 

9.Checking Your Work

Once you’ve clicked “Done,” LinkedIn will take you back to the message.

This highlighted line will verify that the person was added to the conversation. From here, you can begin typing in the message field and hit “Send” when you’re done.
So, don’t worry. You can still do many of the things in the new Inbox that you could previously. Admittedly, these features are a bit hidden, but now you know where to find them! Great job!

 

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We're going to click on the first choice, \"Add people to the conversation\" in order to add a new person to this message.
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Notice that LinkedIn also provides you with an option to share the conversation history. If you unclick this box, the person you add will only be able to view new messages within the conversation.
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Once all names are added, remember to click \"Done.\"
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This highlighted line will verify that the person was added to the conversation. From here, you can begin typing in the message field and hit \"Send\" when you're done. 
So, don't worry. You can still do many of the things in the new Inbox that you could previously. Admittedly, these features are a bit hidden, but now you know where to find them! Great job!
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