LinkedIn launched last Friday the reactions to the publications, completely imitating the system that Facebook has for users to “like”, “I love” or “saddens me” to what their friends publish, among other options.
“LinkedIn also allows to include descriptions in the images thinking of users with visual difficulties.”
The professional network seeks to increase the interaction of users on the platform, considerably less so far than in other social networks, but that is making it look more and more like other social networks. And proof of this is the launch that comes now: the possibility of labeling people in the photographs.
The network owned by Microsoft is testing this new option that allows you to tag other users in the images with a small number of users and is expected to reach the more than 610 million users you have in the coming weeks.
As you can see in the image, the function is exactly the same as the one that allows Instagram to tag other users in photographs and videos. LinkedIn will enable it both in the web version and in the mobile application and will allow users to tag up to 30 people per photograph, so that there are no abuses when it comes to wanting to mention many people.
In addition, the social network will allow tagged people to remove the tag if they do not want to be tagged. At the moment, the option can not be configured, as in Facebook, so that the publication must be previously approved when a user tags us.
But it is not the only novelty that the company will launch to improve the functionalities of its image system. LinkedIn will also add stickers -colorful sticker-type drawings- so that users can add them to their photographs.
Certainly this option is more typical of social networks designed to interact and meet other users than for a professional network, but Microsoft believes that this will allow users to spend more time on the platform, having new ways of communicating with each other.
In addition to these two developments, LinkedIn has also included the option of introducing a “high-text”, alternative text in the photographs, which helps the positioning but also people with visual difficulties, who may have access to a description of what which is represented in the image. This is something that other apps like Instagram or Twitter also have.