NEW LINKEDIN FEATURE: LinkedIn Active Status Creates Real-Time Conversations

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NEW LINKEDIN FEATURE: LinkedIn Active Status Creates Real-Time Conversations

I am so excited to share with you this new, fabulous feature that LinkedIn is rolling out called LinkedIn Active Status. When you log into LinkedIn you will see this image:

Sample image of a New Linkedin Feature called Active Status

You will see a green circle next to a profile picture in your message center when someone is on LinkedIn right now, and if they are on the LinkedIn mobile app, it will show up as a green circle with a white dot in the middle.

The new @LinkedinSelling Green Dot = REAL-TIME #Sales Conversations. Learn more from @LinkedInExpert. #SocialSelling #SellingWithLinkedInClick To Tweet


Why is the new LinkedIn Active Status feature so exciting? We can have conversations in real-time. This is a massive improvement to how we communicate and when to communicate on LinkedIn.

1. Click through to your message center.
2. View the headshot image of the people you have messaged, and if the green dot is showing, they are currently online and active.
3. Send a message now and there is a very high likelihood that you are going to get a quick response.

If you’d like to see the new LinkedIn Active Status feature live and in action please watch the below video we created!

See it live and in action! #LinkedInActiveStatus will help you grow your #Sales! @LinkedInExpert #DigitalSelling #SocialSalesClick To Tweet

LinkedIn Active Status Privacy & Settings:

By default, The Active Status feature is on for everyone. I recommend that you keep this on all of the time. It’s will make it so much easier for your connections to get access to you in real-time and for you to communicate back and forth. That being said, here is how you can turn-off the setting and go into a “do not disturb” option.

Linkedin Settings Screenshot Activate Active Status Linkedin New Feature

1. Click on the Me icon and you go to Settings & Privacy.
2. Click on the Privacy Tab.
3. Choose the second option down, Manage Active Status.
4. You can turn this off or leave it on.

The @LinkedInSelling new feature #ActiveStatus will test a #sales person's communication skills. @LinkedInExpert has all the details in this blog post. #SellingWithLinkedIn #BusinessClick To Tweet

Take advantage of these opportunities. People that you are communicating with on LinkedIn can now move from email style to live chat and start leveraging LinkedIn Active Status even better for business development.

We surveyed 862 B2B sales professionals across a variety of industries about their specific behaviors using LinkedIn® for sales. We learned that most sellers are failing at leveraging the largest B2B networking platform to start more sales conversations. Download the State of Digital Selling with LinkedIn® 2019 and learn how to teach your sellers the essential digital selling techniques.

Kurt Shaver and Bernie Borges podcast conversation on Vengreso's State of Digital Selling Report with LinkedIn

Viveka von Rosen

Viveka von Rosen is a co-founder and the CVO (Chief Visibility Officer) of Vengreso. Known internationally as the “LinkedIn Expert”, she is the author of the best-selling “LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day” and “LinkedIn: 101 Ways to Rock Your Personal Brand!” As a contributing “expert” to LinkedIn’s official Sales and Marketing blogs and their “Sophisticated Marketer’s” Guides, she is often called on to contribute to publications like Fast Company, Forbes, Money, Entrepreneur, The Social Media Examiner, etc. Viveka takes the LinkedIn experience she has perfected over the past 10+ years and transforms it into engaging and informational training (having provided over 100K+ people) with the tools and strategies they need to succeed on LinkedIn.

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