How to ensure you don’t lose your message while writing to a connection
If you’re anything like me and hating the new LinkedIn changes, wait until you hear this one. Unless of course you have already been caught out screaming blue murder at your computer screen.
Beyond the nonsense I experienced today of not being able to write a message to a new connection because ‘apparently’ I needed InMail credits (I don’t) and getting stuck in a never ending LinkedIn loop that forbid me to say ‘hello’ to my new connect, or the fact that every time I want to return to the Home page feed, a Hootsuite pop-up appears (who knows why), this latest one really is right up there as ‘extremely bad’.
If you want to send a message to a connection on LinkedIn, there are two ways to do it:
- By clicking ‘Message’ via their profile
- Creating a new message via your inbox
Unless your message is super short, you want to use the second option every time without exception.
Here is why:
If, while writing your message, you accidentally click on the grey background behind the message pop up box, you will instantly lose your message. There is no going back. No retrieval. No safety net. No message asking if you want to lose your message and all your hard work. It is just gone.
[bctt tweet=”#LinkedIn – please read this article re sending message and help fix it – http://bit.ly/2myggvS. It makes no sense and is costing me vital time. ” username=”theprofileco”]
If you don’t believe me, check it out. As of 2nd March 2017, this is exactly how it stands. If you are experiencing it and frustrated by it, or heed my warning, please tweet LinkedIn using the link above.