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LinkedIn is adding reactions, because honestly, why not

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User using linkedin on a tablet
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When Facebook added reactions back in 2016, it honestly seemed like a pretty big step – no longer did you have to “like” a post about someone’s grandmother dying, you could show you digitally cared via a sad face or a heart. Which is still extremely lame, but whatever, you get the point.

Now, as LinkedIn does with most things social, it’s showing up to the party a couple of years late. Announced in a blog post on Thursday, LinkedIn reactions will start rolling out today, with full coverage on the platform happening over the coming months.

So, what kind of reactions can you use on LinkedIn?

LinkedIn’s group of reactions is a little more subtle than those of Facebook, but that is to be expected considering the nature of the platform. Users will now be able to celebrate posts or drop a heart on one. In addition, there is also a light bulb and thinking emoji that can be used to denote an insightful or curious post.

Linkedin reactions showing different emotions

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All of the reactions should fit in nicely with LinkedIn, and like with Facebook, these reactions should also help LinkedIn have a better understanding of how people are using and reacting to different things on its platform.

I have nothing else to add here, so what do you think? Will you be using these new reactions on LinkedIn? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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