LinkedIn adds photo, video and presentation sharing capabilities

30 May 2013

LinkedIn users can now share photos as well as presentations as a result of a new rich media update on the business-oriented social network.

The new feature, which allows users to directly upload images, documents and presentations to the updates they share to the LinkedIn homepage, begins rolling out today and will spread over the next few weeks.

Users who have the feature will notice a new paperclip symbol denoting an attachment on the right side of their share box.

Users can also attach a video or other rich media content hosted on another site by pasting the URL into the share box.

The ability to upload images and files directly has already been introduced to 2.9m company page admins.

“Whether it’s a thought-provoking presentation about the future of big data or it’s a picture of an inspirational quote, or perhaps it’s an infographic showing the top trends impacting your industry, the possibilities are endless for what you can share on LinkedIn to add a richer and more visual component to your professional discussions,” wrote Itamar Orgad, senior product manager at LinkedIn.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years