LinkedIn wants to let users share as much as possible on the site. So in its latest effort the social media company is rolling out a video creation tool within its mobile app.
The feature is only available for frequent contributors at the moment, but will be available to everyone else soon.
“Some stories are better shown than told. Video allows you to evoke emotion, transport viewers, teach something or share some incredible piece of insight when words and images alone aren’t enough,” LinkedIn wrote in the announcement email. “We can’t wait to see how you use this new way to tell your stories on LinkedIn.”
For users with access to the feature, you can find a little movie recording icon just to the left of the camera icon that has always been there. Click that, give LinkedIn access to your phone’s microphone, and start recording. When you’re done, just hit “Next” and the video will show up as an attachment in a new post.
LinkedIn recommends creating videos for work hacks that will increase your productivity, front row seats at a conference, an insider’s perspective on the day’s new, or whatever else you think your professional network might like.
Before this update, users could attach videos saved in their photo library. But there was no option to create your own video on the spot within the app itself.
So make sure you have the latest version of LinkedIn installed on your smartphone, and start thinking up some clever video ideas to share with your friends and colleagues.