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LinkedIn Bringing Facebook-famed Emoji “Reactions” on its App

The feature is already rolling out and would be available globally to all members in the coming months on the LinkedIn mobile app as well as on web

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LinkedIn makes recruiting process easier by launching the Scheduler feature. Wikimedia Commons
LinkedIn makes recruiting process easier by launching the Scheduler feature. Wikimedia Commons

In an attempt to become more interactive for users, Microsoft-owned job seeking platform LinkedIn is bringing the Facebook-famed emoji “Reactions” on its app, but with a twist.

Unlike Facebook’s subtle and traditional emojis, LinkedIn is adding colourful characters for — Like, Celebrate, Love, Insightful and Curious reactions.

“We’re starting to roll out a set of ‘Reactions’ on LinkedIn, giving you more ways to quickly and constructively communicate with one another,” LinkedIn executive Cissy Chen wrote in a blog-post on Thursday.

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Just as in Twitter, on the LinkedIn mobile app, members can find the day’s top stories on tapping inside the search bar. Pixabay

The reactions would help users better understand the impact of their posts on the platform.

The company said it analysed the top one or two word comments being used on the app and what types of posts people were sharing most on the platform.

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“We also conducted global research with LinkedIn members to get feedback on the specific reactions to ensure they were universally understood and helpful,” Chen said.

The feature is already rolling out and would be available globally to all members in the coming months on the LinkedIn mobile app as well as on web. (IANS)

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Twitter Rolls Out Emoji Reactions For Direct Messages

The official @Twitter account teased the feature sharing the string of emoji that will be available once the feature is live

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The latest feature includes seven new reactions and one can add an emoji reaction to any type of Direct Message be it text or media attachments. Pixabay

Micro blogging site Twitter on Thursday rolled out new emoji reactions for Direct Messages to all users on the web, iOS and Android.

It is similar to the functionality that Facebook added to Messenger back in 2017, which enables users to allocate an emoji response to each specific message.

The official @Twitter account teased the feature sharing the string of emoji that will be available once the feature is live.

To add an emoji reaction, hover over the message and click/tap on the heart button called a ‘reaction button’.

A user can also double-tap on the message and select an emoji reaction after the pop-up.

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Micro blogging site Twitter on Thursday rolled out new emoji reactions for Direct Messages to all users on the web, iOS and Android. Pixabay

“Say more with new emoji reactions for Direct Messages. To add a reaction, click the icon that appears when you hover over the message on web or double tap the message on mobile and select an emoji from the pop-up,” the company said in a tweet.

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The latest feature includes seven new reactions and one can add an emoji reaction to any type of Direct Message be it text or media attachments. (IANS)