On the evening of June 29th last, LinkedIn announced that Tweets will no longer be displayed on LinkedIn.
Here is the statement from LinkedIn:
LinkedIn and Twitter have worked together since 2009 to enable you to share your professional conversations on both platforms. Twitter recently evolved its strategy and this will result in a change to the way Tweets appear in third-party applications. Starting today Tweets will no longer be displayed on LinkedIn.
We know that sharing updates from LinkedIn to Twitter is a valuable service for our members. Moving forward, you will still be able to share updates with your Twitter audience by posting them on LinkedIn.
How can I continue to share updates on both LinkedIn and Twitter?
Simply start your conversation on LinkedIn. Compose your update, check the box with the Twitter icon, and click “Share.” This will automatically push your update to both your LinkedIn connections and your Twitter followers just as before.
What changes can I expect to see on LinkedIn?
Any conversation you start on Twitter will no longer be automatically shared with your LinkedIn network, even if you synced your LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.
If you would like more information about what this means for your synced LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, please visit our related Help Center topics.
This is a fairly major change for both Twitter & LinkedIn … However, I am honestly delighted that this has happened. For a long time I have been ranting and raving about people who’s tweets are also posted to their LinkedIn account. In my honest opinion, it looks unprofessional and lazy. They are two separate platforms. It is like sending an email to your important customers and leads using “txt speak”!
You can, however still post TO Twitter FROM LinkedIn. This functionality has remained, thanks to LinkedIn.
Were you one of the people who used to auto post on LinkedIn via your tweets? What do you think of these new changes?
Will this change affect you?