LinkedIn profile integration with Teams coming soon
Microsoft Teams and LinkedIn will soon start integrating visible profiles into one-to-one chats.
Microsoft has been relatively quiet with its acquisition of LinkedIn, only stepping in to add targeted support for a handful of cross-platform features, and it looks like the company is stepping in yet again to help its enterprise chat platform in full swing. boom, according to its Microsoft 365 roadmap.
As early as next month, Teams users could start using the new LinkedIn profile feature during a 1:1 chat.
“Users will be able to see their colleagues’ LinkedIn profiles in the 1:1 chat. The LinkedIn profile is available through the LinkedIn tab in the 1:1 chat panel.”
Adding LinkedIn profiles feels like an intuitive use of both platforms, especially as Teams looks to branch out and become a more ubiquitous tool. Now, Teams users who send invites to non-employees or extended partners can quickly tap into a bit of business data that could help speed up calls, answer questions, or direct post-call networking.
While Microsoft’s 365 roadmap was last updated on February 4, 2022, no official date has yet been set for the publication of LinkedIn profiles on Teams. However, a GA: March 2022 appears to be the target timeframe for the feature.
Teams desktop and web app users will be able to use the profile feature when it actually rolls out, but there don’t appear to be any notes on its availability for mobile users.