The LinkedIn Funny emoji is here
It's no joke, but it is Funny. As promised, LinkedIn has finally delivered a new reaction type: its version of the laughing emoji.
LinkedIn has finally added one of the most requested features. The Funny emoji started rolling out to LinkedIn users at some point in the last couple of hours.
As LinkedIn put it, the new reaction type is meant to “express humor and fun on LinkedIn.” According to the Reactions help page, the LinkedIn Funny reaction “expresses that the post made you laugh, felt humorous, or offered light-hearted fun in a professional context.”
It is the seventh reaction, joining Like, Celebrate, Support, Love, Insightful and Curious.
What it looks like. It is a blue laughing face. Here’s what the new LinkedIn reaction looks like:
Why LinkedIn is adding it. Because LinkedIn users have been requesting it more than anything else from the platform. And LinkedIn has become incredibly good about listening to its users and giving them what they want.
If only more companies gave their user bases what they actually wanted instead of not – while shoving lame, minor UI enhancements or features nobody wanted or asked for. Granted, the Funny emoji is a tiny feature, but the ability to make lots of your users happy can be priceless. It can be the difference between loyalty and abandonment.
Available globally in July. LinkedIn gave early access to the funny reaction to those who have creator mode turned on. All members will be able to use the reaction by July, according to LinkedIn.
Reaction on LinkedIn. Joy. And lots of Funny emojis everywhere.
Why we care. LinkedIn has generally been thought of as a professional social network. But it’s not all serious anymore. There is some seriously funny content published on LinkedIn. Now brands, marketers and creators who post funny content can earn the appropriate reaction. Good, humorous content can get some excellent engagement, and engagement leads to greater visibility on the network.