LinkedIn posted this rather innocuous update on 25th August, which went pretty well unnoticed. But it does include something new which many people have been asking for over a long period of time - #Hashtags.
LinkedIn users often include hashtags in posts, but more for emphasis than anything else. Now it seems that hashtags will be clickable and help your content to surface in search results.
At the moment it only seems to be available on mobile devices (I'm awaiting confirmation from LinkedIn), but this useful piece of functionality could prove very handy in getting greater visibility for your articles and posts.
In my workshops I often describe LinkedIn as 'the People Search Engine', though slowly but surely LinkedIn is proving to be a fantastic resource to also find content and topics that you care about. Having found such content, you can now add your own comments and expertise to further raise your profile and so attract people who need your skills.
Hashtags included in your posts (or others) are now tappable and lead to search results so that you can discover other posts with the same hashtag. Simply add a hashtag to your post and it will be automatically available publicly, or if you want it to be only visible to your connections you can easily change your sharing settings (more on privacy below). As you would expect, you can also search for a hashtag to see all public posts tagged with it.