InMail Attachments - Another Reason to Consider Upgrading Your LinkedIn Account

By: Viveka Friday February 1, 2013 comments Tags: LinkedIn, New on LinkedIn, InMail, Attaching documents, LinkedIn email

LinkedIn InMail Attached Documents - This Could Be a Game Changer


I just noticed when responding to an InMail today, that I could attach a document to my message. This might not seem like a big deal, but I really think it's a game changer on LinkedIn.

Right now its's only available for InMails (and as far as I can tell, only available when you reply to an InMail) so if you've been considering upgrading your account, now might be the time!

I checked messages - alas - its not available for a simple message.

Just off the top of my head, here are some ways you can use it:

  • A PDF of your brochure

  • A PowerPoint presentation of your company product or service

  • A white paper

  • The chapter of your book

  • A questionnaire

  • The PDF of your artist portfolio


The options are endless.

Such a small link. Such a great payback :-)

If you already have a paid account, make sure you turn on the OpenLink option so people can send you InMails - and direct them to do so in your Summary section.

"Please feel free to send me a free InMail by clicking on the InMail link above"

You can see how I do it at

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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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