How can you get in touch with your friends on LinkedIn? There are two ways 1) By Connection and 2) By Following. What is the difference between connection and follow, we will learn in this blog. Learn which best suit you and why?
What Is a Connection on Linkedin?
Social Media’s main purpose is to close your friends, family members & colleagues wherever you are sitting in the world. Connections are just like your links to other people. You are able to connect with those people who know you or you know them.
People who are connected with you are those you want to show your activities. It is similar to the fact that you want to share your life’s happenings with your friends. For example, it can be joining a company, updating your trip, or engaging an audience. Or It can be sharing a success roadmap, your pictures, etc.
Expect this you can also send messages to share ideas, and ask any query and you are 1st connection. 2nd and 3rd-degree connections that also need to understand why they are important for growing your network on LinkedIn.
What is Following On LinkedIn?
It works the same with the connection but the difference is only one. There is no connection but only able to see the updates. For example, if you have followed someone on LinkedIn, then you can only see their updates. On the other hand, your post or updates will not go fed to the following person. Time saw that the pages have the functionality to follow.
What Is the Difference Between Connecting and Following on LinkedIn?
Social Media is different in design, working, and algorithms are also far different. Using social media other than LinkedIn offers to sell & buy products, become friends with your college fellows & relatives, and groups & pages of your interest.
LinkedIn has only two options which ‘follow’ & ‘connect’.
Before understanding the concept of following, one thing to understand is that there is an opportunity to follow both a profile and a company. If you follow, then it means you would receive the post and updates of that profile/company. It is important to know that your post would not appear on that profile/company. And another one is you people can share messages and share ideas at any time.
It is very important for your benefit point, you can see the latest jobs or updates of multinational companies and start your new journey. In this way, you can grow your network on LinkedIn.
Conversely, connecting to somebody means you and others both can see each other posts, and send messages to each other for your related fields. Connecting with the same interested persons is most important for yourself. Connecting with unlike interest profiles will never give you the way to success.
Are Connections and Followers the Same on Linkedin?
No, they are different, the connection is like a friendship with the goal of sharing posts from both sides and sending messages as well.
Followers are those people or companies who are connected with each other but following profiles cannot see the follower’s updates. The term sending messages is the same as ‘connection’.