Professional social networking platform LinkedIn has launches 'Events' tool so that you can create, share and discover professional events in and around your LinkedIn network. LinkedIn has announced the global availability of 'LinkedIn Events.' It's a new tool available on the LinkedIn app as well as the website, allowing users to create, share and discover professional events.
With the help of LinkedIn Events, LinkedIn wants you to 'create and join professional events, invite your connections, manage your event, have conversations with other attendees, and stay in touch online after the event ends.' According to LinkedIn data, the chances of people accepting connection requests on LinkedIn increases two times if they have attended a face-to-face meeting.
"With this launch, our members now have a safe and trusted avenue to engage with their network online and offline. We see them using this product to host networking meet-ups, workshops, alumni meets, product launches, and other face-to-face gatherings," said Ajay Datta, Head of Product, India at LinkedIn.
You can also create 'Private Events', enabling you to have 'safe conversations in a closed-door, trusted environment,' LinkedIn said in its statement. Additionally, the invite filters allow members to tap into their professional network and find members based on location, company, industry and school to curate their guest list.
LinkedIn Events is the first product built out of the Bengaluru R&D Centre for a global audience. Previously, LinkedIn's Bengaluru R&D Centre had also conceptualised and built the LinkedIn Lite Android app in 2017, which has scaled to more than 70 emerging markets across the world and supports over 21 languages.
Linkedin Events will be available to all members globally on October 17 across all platforms, starting first with the English-speaking markets.
Step 1: Navigate to LinkedIn's Home tab
Step 2: On the left rail, click the (+) icon next to Events
Step 3: Enter Event information in the fields provided
Step 4: Click 'Create'
Step 1: Click the Home icon
Step 2: On the left rail, click the Dropdown icon next to Events
Step 3: Click on the name of the event
Step 4: Click the Edit button at the top of the page
Step 5: Select Cancel event from the dropdown that appears