Share with Multiple Groups in New LinkedIn Share Dialog

by Ron on April 26, 2010

New LinkedIn Share Dialog

LinkedIn recently changed its Share dialog box so that you can now share with multiple groups at the same time. This is much easier than the previous method which required you to enter a link for each group where you wanted to post the link.

While the new method is easier, if you belong to a lot of groups as I do,  you need to be sure you know the names of all the groups where you want share. It would be nice to have a drop down list where you can select them, but otherwise, it’s much improved.

To share a link a link with multiple groups:

  1. Click Groups in the LinkedIn menu bar and a list of your Groups opens.
  2. Click a Group name where you want to share the link.
  3. Click the Submit News link at the top of the page (right next to Start a new discussion). The Share News/Enter URL dialog box opens.
  4. Copy and paste the link of the item you want to share into the Article URL box, then click Continue. The Share News/Details dialog box opens.
  5. Review the default summary at the top of the dialog box. If you are not satisfied, click Edit and enter your own title and text and change or remove the picture as needed. When you are finished, click Save.
  6. In the Groups section, you can add other Group names to share with multiple groups by entering the first couple of letters of the Group name and making a selection. Continue to do this to share with additional groups. When you are finished, your dialog box should look like the example at the top of this post.
  7. Add a message as needed.
  8. Click Share and the item is added to all of the groups you selected in Step 6.
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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Paul August 24, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Is this capability still available? The LinkedIn interface seems to have changed and I can’t seem to be able to post to multiple groups using your instructions anymore. Your help is greatly appreciated.

2 Ron August 25, 2010 at 6:59 am

Hi Paul:
You’re right. They’ve changed this and the new design no longer allows this unfortunately. Too bad because it was a nice time saver.

Ron

3 Josh July 19, 2011 at 2:01 pm

You can actually still do this…get the “AddToAny” add-on/extension…I have only found this for Google chrome…once on the page you want to share, click on the extension and select LinkedIn, it will open up in a framed window where LinkedIn will ask you to share the content you had browsed to. You can select as many groups as you would like.

4 Jake May 30, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Hi

Good Article ;
I got a question.

The above article shows how to post to multiple linkedin groups.
what are the steps to post a job to multiple linkedin group – job discussions?

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