Users will be able to schedule posts to be sent at a later time with the new feature.
The Microsoft-owned social network has seemingly been testing the new feature for several months already, according to at least one online report dating back to August.
Yesterday, Matt Navarra, a social media consultant and renowned tipster, confirmed that he was now seeing the post-scheduling feature inside theAndroid app and on theLinkedIn website. It's a bit of a mixed bag with some of us seeing the feature and others not, however it does seem to be limited to the web andAndroid for now.
There is a clock icon next to the "post" button in the message compose box.
The new message-scheduling feature was created byLinkedIn.
When the user clicks on the clock icon, they can choose a specific date and time to schedule their post for.
The new message-scheduling feature is called Choose Your Time.
It is worth pointing out that similar features have been available for a while through third-party platforms such as Buffer. Not everyone is happy giving third-party platforms access to their LinkedIn accounts for data-privacy reasons, as well as being more convenient for those who only want to share a specific piece of content to their followers.
In truth, native post-scheduling has always been a fairly notable omission from such a widely-used social network as LinkedIn, which claims over one billion members worldwide. Not to mention email clients such as Gmail, which allow you to send messages while you sleep, have already offered scheduling for a long time.
When everyone can expect to have access to the new post-scheduling feature has been the subject of a conversation between the two websites. We will let you know when we hear back.