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New Microsoft Teams feature will let you flaunt your LinkedIn profile; Find out how to do it

New Microsoft Teams feature will let you add your LinkedIn profile to the collaboration app. Find out how.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 00:01 IST
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Want to add your LinkedIn profile to the Microsoft Teams app? This new Microsoft Teams feature will let you do exactly that. (Artem Podrez/Pexels)

There is a new Microsoft Teams feature about to be rolled out. This new feature will allow you to add your LinkedIn profile to your MS Teams account and let your coworkers and colleagues know a little bit more about you. Using this feature, users will be able to check out each other's LinkedIn profiles during one-on-one chats. This feature will not only help employees know more about their new joinee or a colleague from a different team during a special project, but also provide significant background information, work history and links to LinkedIn blog posts to let workers know each other better. This new feature is expected to launch next month although there is no fixed date for the release of this update. If this feature interests you, find out how to add a LinkedIn profile to MS Teams below.

This new MS Teams feature will support all global users on both Microsoft Teams web and desktop version. The app extension of this feature is not clear at this time. But it can be assumed that soon enough, Microsoft will add this feature to the app as well. The confirmation of this feature came out in Microsoft 365 Roadmap entry. It read, “Users will be able to see LinkedIn profiles of their colleagues in 1:1 chat. The LinkedIn profile is available via the LinkedIn tab in the 1:1 chat panel.”

Microsoft Teams new feature will definitely solve one common problem many employees face in a large organization - mistaking two employees with the same name. Now, with LinkedIn profile integration, people can just check the profile to be sure if the person is the one they are trying to contact. So, let us check how to add your LinkedIn profile to MS Teams. Do note that right now you will not see this option but as soon as the feature goes live, you should be able to do it.

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How to add your LinkedIn profile to Microsoft Teams

Step 1:

Go to MS Teams and enter any one-on-one chat. 

Step 2:

There you will find the LinkedIn tab (not present currently). Tap on it.

Step 3:

Select ‘Sign in’ to connect your LinkedIn profile.

Step 4:

However, in order to integrate LinkedIn to Teams, you need to share your LinkedIn account data with Microsoft apps.

Step 5:

After signing in, you will see an option to connect your LinkedIn account to Microsoft apps. Click on it.

Step 6:

MS Teams also recommends connecting your Microsoft account to LinkedIn. While it is not necessary, the company claims it will enhance the user experience.

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First Published Date: 11 Feb, 14:02 IST