What you need to know
- Microsoft has a new feature in the works that will help connect Teams to LinkedIn.
- Soon, people will be able to see their colleague's LinkedIn profiles within one-to-one chats in Teams.
- LinkedIn profiles will appear within the LinkedIn tab inside the one-to-one chat panel in Teams.
Microsoft Teams will soon support a feature that lets you see people's LinkedIn profiles within one-to-one chats. The option appears in an entry on the Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab). Microsoft could roll out support for viewing LinkedIn profiles within Teams chats as soon as next month, but that isn't a firm release date.
"Users will be able to see LinkedIn profiles of their colleagues in 1:1 chat. The LinkedIn profile is available via the LinkedIn tab in the 1:1 chat panel," reads the Microsoft 365 roadmap entry (opens in new tab) for the feature.
The roadmap entry specifies that the feature will be available on Teams for the web and desktop.
Showing a person's LinkedIn profile within a chat should help on a variety of levels. For example, users of Teams will know that the LinkedIn profile they're looking at is for the person they're speaking with instead of someone sharing the same name. LinkedIn profiles can also provide vital background information, work history, and links to blog posts and other content.
If you're more interested in Teams features that are already available, make sure to catch up on everything new that shipped to Teams in January 2022.
Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at email@example.com (opens in new tab).
That's a pretty smart cross-promoting feature, actually.
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