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LinkedIn is rolling out a new feature that allows users to schedule messages to be sent at a later time.

owned by Microsoft The social network has apparently been testing the new feature for several months now. to at least one online report starting in August, but judging by the growing number of posts on social networks, it is now ramping up the rollout.

Matt Navarrasocial media consultant and well-known informant, confirmed yesterday that he now sees the post-scheduling feature in the Android app and on the LinkedIn website itself. Inside TechCrunch, it’s a bit of a mixed bag with some of us seeing the feature and others not, however it seems to be limited to the web and Android at the moment.

Those with this feature will see a small clock icon next to the “Post” button in the compose box.

LinkedIn’s new feature for scheduling posts Image Credits: Romain Dillet/TechCrunch

When a user clicks on the clock icon, they are given the option to select a specific date and half-hour interval that they want to schedule their post for.

New LinkedIn Post Scheduling Feature: Pick a Time Image Credits: Romain Dillet/TechCrunch

Marketers rejoice

While millions of marketers, influencers, and “influencers” around the world will no doubt be thrilled by this new feature, it’s worth noting that similar functionality has been available on third-party platforms for some time now. such as Hootsuit as well as Buffer. However, not everyone is happy with letting third-party platforms access their LinkedIn accounts for data privacy reasons – plus, native features are almost always more convenient, especially for those who only want to share a certain piece of content with their LinkedIn followers.

In truth, native post-planning has always been a rather conspicuous absence from a widely used social network like LinkedIn, which claims about 875 million members worldwide. likes on twitterby using Twitter) and Facebook offered a timetable for a long time, let alone email clients such as Gmail which allow you to send messages while you are fast asleep.

TechCrunch reached out to LinkedIn for more information about the new post-scheduling feature, including when anyone can expect access. We’ll let you know here when or if we get a response.

By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org