Manager’s Choice on LinkedIn Groups

March 17th, 2015 | by Jason Alba |

This is for people who run, admin, or own a LinkedIn Group.

There’s this cool thing at the top that will cycle through an image you have, plus any “discussions” that you flag as manager’s choice.  I think you can have up to 7.  It looks like this:

linkedin_group_managers_choice_result

(the arrow is pointing to a user navigation icon to scroll through the manager’s choice posts)

I forgot how to add/remove posts from here, thinking that you go into Manage and will see a list to manage. That’s now how you do it, though.  Instead, you click on a Discussion you want to add, and towards the bottom (if you are a manager) you’ll see this link:

linkedin_group_managers_choice

Once you have something added, the link changes so you can easily remove it by clicking in the same place (note the different link, to UNDO):

linkedin_group_managers_choice_undo

I have had 7 for a long time, note that the one from July 19, 2013 (it is almost 2 years later) has only 3 likes… so my guess is to have less than 7 rotating… I’m going with one for now and see how that works.

  1. One Response to “Manager’s Choice on LinkedIn Groups”

  2. By Jeff Young on Mar 18, 2015 | Reply

    Jason,

    Going with just one might be the way you have to go according to the message I just got from LinkedIn as a Group owner. Please see below:

    We wanted to let you know that we’re making some changes to Groups to help Group owners and moderators build great communities. Here are the highlights of what to expect in the next few weeks:

    We’re removing the cover image from forums to make it easier to read discussions.

    Managers will now pick just one Manager’s Choice post so it’s easier to focus on what’s important. The post will be pinned at the top of members’ feeds, and you can set a new Manager’s Choice any time

    To keep discussions on-topic, all groups will now automatically filter Job and Promotion posts. Also, when members flag a post as inappropriate, it will be removed more quickly.

    We’re discontinuing Top Contributors to encourage more participation from all group members.

    You’ll also see a simplified design. Looking for your settings? They’re now behind the gear icon in the upper right. You can also find the group’s latest activity in your Search tab.

    For tips on how to get the most out of Groups, including details on these changes, check out the updated Help Center. If you have more ideas for how we could improve or want to report a bug, just let us know. We’re always happy to hear your feedback on how we can help make Groups productive and professional.

    Thanks again for using Groups!

    The LinkedIn Team

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