Thursday, 15 December 2011

How to Send a Message to Multiple People on Linkedin

I have recently been asked how you send a mass email to a large number of your contacts on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn doesn’t yet include this feature but there is a way of combating it and that way is manipulate a forwarded message.

The following simple steps will show you how to do this:

Setting up the blank message template:

Go to your inbox and open any messages you may have received and click the ‘forward’ button at the top of your message. The next step is to delete all of the content in the email and the ‘FW:’ in the message status bar, to ensure that it doesn’t look like a forwarded message. This will create your template.

*(If you inbox is empty ask somebody you know to send you a blank email)

Adding the message:

Now you have a blank template you can add a generic message to send to multiple people whether it be company news, a job advertisement or a funny YouTube video you just had to share with friends.

Adding multiple contacts:

To add multiple contacts click on the ‘In’ image next to the ‘To:’ dialogue box this will open up a list of your contacts, and its as simple as clicking the tick box next to their name to add them.

Keeping the message personal:

To keep the message personal I would recommend un-ticking the ‘Allow recipients to see each other’s names and email addresses box to ensure that nobody can see who else the message has gone to(for example when advertising a job)

And that’s it; you can now message multiple people without looking like a spammer!

The socialjamm team.

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