Get Ready To Jump off the LinkedIn Carousel
November 16, 2023
1 min 12 sec read
We hope you're ready because the time has come to get off the carousel. It's been in the news for at least a month now. LinkedIn is saying bye-bye to carousel posts, profile videos, and its in-image linking option
Straight from LinkedIn: "Starting on December 14th, 2023, we'll remove all LinkedIn carousels and profile videos. If you embedded clickable links within any image or video, please note that your content will remain, but the clickable links will no longer work. You can still share external links in the description of any post."
Your carousel posts will be deleted, wiped out, and sent to the ether world.
LinkedIn added a carousel post option in July last year after creators began posting makeshift carousels by uploading PDFs and making each page represent a separate slide. That option is still in place, so if you're set on this whole carousel thing, you'll have to go old school.
LinkedIn added profile videos in 2021, but those never caught fire for some reason. The clickable links in images were added in August of 2022.
These have been removed and will be deleted and deactivated in December. LinkedIn isn't giving a concrete reason for removing these features, but they've hinted that they may be more trouble than they're worth.
If you're worried about losing important stuff, don't be. As long as you aren't a procrastinator, you can still get LinkedIn to send you a copy of your profile video or files from your carousel posts by contacting contentsupport@linkedIn.com no later than December 11th.
Mark that date on your calendar. After that, your stuff will vanish. Like we mentioned earlier, you know, to the ether world, where it is unlikely ever to be seen or thought about again.
If you hurry, though, you've still got time.
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