By: Viveka Monday April 14, 2014 comments Tags: LinkedIn's New Inbox, Viveka von Rosen, LinkedIn, LinkedIn Messages

Further Engagement With LinkedIn’s New Inbox

If you haven't checked out your LinkedIn inbox lately – now might be the time.

LinkedIn is finally linking their contacts feature with your LinkedIn inbox.

When you click on the Messages link to the left of your inbox, and then click on the message that a contact hia sent you, you will see not only a digest of past messages on the right-hand side of your screen, but two symbols that allow you to either write a note or set a reminder!

So now when someone writes you a message during your very busy day, and you're not quite ready or don't have the time to respond, you can simply set up a reminder to get back in touch with that person.

The only thing I want to reinforce here is that you have to make it a practice to go into your LinkedIn contacts section and make it a daily practice to use it as a mini CRM (customer relationship management) tool.

Check the reminders that you've set for yourself, and follow up with those leads when it makes sense for you to do so, (but still in a timely manner.)

Now if only they would allow you to tag your contacts right from the inbox I would be a happy camper indeed :-)

Do you have the new inbox yet?


About the Author: Viveka

Viveka is author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day and is known internationally as the “LinkedIn Expert”.
CEO of Linked Into Business, she also hosts the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter.  Forbes has listed her as a top social media influencer for three years running, and she has been cited in Ragan, CNN, Forbes, Mashable, Simple Living, Bloomberg, LinkedIn's Small Business Site and "The Sophisticated Marketer's Guide to LinkedIn, The Miami Herald, Social Media Today and The Social Media Examiner!

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