PLEASE NOTE: This feature is no longer available on Facebook sorry!
I recently discovered an application that creates a LinkedIn profile tab on your Facebook profile. I have noticed a few of my Facebook friends using it but most don’t and I suspect it’s because they don’t know about it. Just like them I was in the dark until the other day, not exactly sure why this application wasn’t promoted better.
Why connect your Facebook and LinkedIn profiles?
I have a dream. To one day be able to bring all contacts, friends, connections from all social media platforms into one place. Wouldn’t it be great to save all that time and headache with using only one application? We aren’t there yet I’m afraid, but I do hope someone somewhere is working on it. What we can do today is using applications like this one. When we cross pollinate our networks we can extend our networks and hopefully drum up more business as a result.
Most people tend to use Facebook for friends and family and LinkedIn for their professional network. That is fine but why not letting friends and family have a look at what you do for a living by showing them your LinkedIn profile as well. They might know lots of potential customers for you but unless they understand what you do, they can’t refer you.
How do you install this application?
Here’s the good news; this is actually very simple. The application is called My LinkedIn Profile (don’t click Like but click on Go to Application on the left). It will ask for your LinkedIn profile URL which you type in and hit Save. The application will then ask you to allow information to be gathered, click Allow and the magic happens. Notice that there is also an option of adding a LinkedIn profile to your Page, meaning your business Page can link up to your company profile on LinkedIn.
Once that has gone through, the application fetches your LinkedIn profile and creates a new tab at the top of your Facebook profile. You can drag this tab to the position of your choice, I suggest keep it to the left as it’s where people tend to click. When they do click, they will see the LinkedIn profile in it’s entirety but they won’t leave Facebook. All the links on your LinkedIn profile are clickable, allowing curious folks to check out your blog, website or whatever sites you have linked up your profile with.
That’s it, simple as pie and I hope your inter-connection of social media will bear fruits in terms of more business and a bigger network. Be sure to connect with me both on Facebook and LinkedIn by the way!
Are you using this application already – and what do you think of it?