Twitter Unlinks LinkedIn

01 July 2012 / By Mohamed Mohideen

LinkedIn had announced earlier on Friday in an email that Twitter users’ tweets will no longer be displayed on the world’s largest professional network with 161 million members in over 200 countries.

It’s a big move by Twitter since both the companies started integrating their services back in 2009 to share content across both the sites. Twitter has ended this partnership with LinkedIn by removing the ability to post tweets automatically to a user’s LinkedIn profile.

The reason: Michael Sippy, a Product Manager at Twitter, wrote:

“These efforts highlight the increasing importance of us providing the core Twitter consumption experience through a consistent set of products and tools. We’re building tools for publishers and investing more and more in our own apps to ensure that you have a great experience everywhere you experience Twitter, no matter what device you’re using.”

The company is now more focused on improving user engagement and revenue.

You can continue to share updates on both LinkedIn and Twitter by simply starting your conversation on LinkedIn. Compose your update on LinkedIn, check the box with the Twitter icon and click share. This will automatically push your LinkedIn updates to both your LinkedIn connections and your Twitter followers as usual.

However there will be no other changes on your LinkedIn experience.


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Mohamed Mohideen

Digital Marketing Manager | Web Copywriter | Online Advertising Pro | Social Media Consultant | SEO Specialist | Freelancer in Dubai