▷ That is it! LinkedIn launches ‘Humorous’ emoji

You’ve probably heard of it for a while: LinkedIn has been working on a new emoji thumbnail to respond to the post. Now it’s official: LinkedIn reveals “Funny” emoticons that have been added to six other emoji thumbnail response options …

Did the LinkedIn post make you laugh, have fun, or give you “mild fun in a professional context”? This is good because the social network triggers a “funny” reaction (Funny in the English version).

The little blonde laughing face looks like this:

As you can see, LinkedIn has decided to give this new emoji a thumbnail a central place to highlight it.

Some users, probably you too, have already received a warning in their LinkedIn notifications showing that a reaction called “funny” has been added to six other emoji thumbnails that have been available for several years: Bravo, Like, Support, I adore, instructive and interesting .

This is also one of the most sought after features even if LinkedIn is a professional network (B2B).

This reaction was launched after the one expressing “support”, added in June 2020 in response to announcements about the health crisis. in early March, Tomer Cohen has hinted that there is a new emoticon that laughs. IT IS :

“One of the most common requests we received was for emoji a laughing reaction. We hear you loud and clear and we agree. Humor is a really serious business. “.

This feature is also part of the launch new analysis tools content creators. Some aim provide a more accurate insight into the audience and the effect of the publication.

tomer cohen adds:

“We know it’s important to understand what content resonates with your audience and our team has worked hard to create new analytics for our creators. Creators will soon be able to get analytics about their individual posts and their overall impact, through content and audience. ”

Using emojis on LinkedIn, good or bad idea?

Emoji are not recommended for all branches of business. Some should also be avoided in the office, such as floss, for example at the risk of jeopardizing your professionalism. Some emoticons may also emphasize confusion because the labels are not necessarily identical.

However, the biggest disadvantage of electronic exchange is that it is not possible to see facial expressions, gestures or hear the tone of the person you are talking to. So why do we still have to integrate emojis into the heart of communication? They allow:

  • Make the conversation less impersonal and cold;
  • Avoid misinterpretations;
  • And above all, raise the veil of doubt.

Because LinkedIn is seen as a purely professional social network, the use of emoticons and emoji reactions, especially the latter, guarantees more friendly exchanges i in this way it creates a greater closeness between the creator of the content and the community. This functionality thus makes professional exchanges less formal, fluid and natural, both on Linkedin and on other social networks. Lastly, it helps to increase the share of impressions and audience.

To respond to a post or comment:

  • Move the cursor over the like icon to choose your reaction to a post or comment if you’re using a computer,
  • Long press the like icon and choose your reaction if you are using a mobile device.

Finally, the “funny” reaction is gradually evolving and is still not available to everyone, especially mobile users in China. In France, some users can already use it.

What do you think about this new emoticon reaction? Is it already available on your site?

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