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Business Exchange just got a lot more social! You can now invite your LinkedIn connections to join your BX network.
As you may know, we already had a partnership in place that allowed you to sync your LinkedIn data to your BX profile, making it easy to register and build your online business persona. Now people who have synced their profiles will also be able to invite their connections to BX. The LinkedIn invite module appears on the right side of the “Everyone” and “Your Network” tabs and looks like this:
Simply click “invite” next to each individual and you can send a personalized message. Your contacts will receive the email via LinkedIn (and their email, depending on their preferences). Once your connections join BX, they will be automatically added to your BX network. If you don’t find someone in the first three options that you want to invite, click the ‘x’ and another connection will appear.
Don’t worry, if you haven’t synced your account, you can do it from the LinkedIn promo module on your BX homepage that invites you to do so. Remember: syncing your BX profile will overwrite all the content in your current BX profile, including your links, with the info you have posted on LinkedIn. From then on, simply keeping your info up-to-date on LinkedIn will automatically update your BX profile.
OK, we’ve been testing this for a few weeks now and are super excited for you to try it. So what are you waiting for? Let your LinkedIn connections know what you like about BX. And, please send us any feedback you have!
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