New Microsoft Teams feature lets you show off your LinkedIn profile
Microsoft Teams will soon support a feature that will let you see people’s LinkedIn profiles in one-to-one chats. The option appears in an entry in the Microsoft 365 roadmap. Microsoft may be rolling out support for viewing LinkedIn profiles in Teams chats as early as next month, but that’s not a firm release date.
“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,” reads the Microsoft 365 roadmap entry for functionality.
The roadmap entry specifies that the feature will be available on Teams for web and desktop.
Showing someone’s LinkedIn profile in a chat should help on many levels. For example, Teams users will know that the LinkedIn profile they are viewing is that of the person they are speaking with instead of someone sharing the same name. LinkedIn profiles can also provide vital background information, work history, and links to blog posts and other content.
If you’re more interested in the Teams features already available, be sure to keep up to date with all the new stuff coming to Teams in January 2022.
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