We're always looking for new ways for members to contribute professional insights on LinkedIn. Our publishing platform allows members, in addition to Influencers, to publish articles about their expertise and interests.
Note: The ability to publish articles is available to all members. The tool isn’t currently available on mobile devices, but you can access it from a desktop computer or mobile web on a tablet.
To create and publish an article:
Click Write an article near the top of your homepage. This takes you to the publishing tool.
Alternatively, you can scroll down the page as you read an article on LinkedIn. You’ll see the Write an article button appear next to Like, Comment, and Share in the top bar, below the LinkedIn navigation bar.
Click the Headline field to type the headline of your article.
If you're unable to click into the Headline field, you may have a browser extension that is blocking this functionality. The two extensions that we know cause this issue, are Lazarus and Grammarly. This can be resolved by disabling these extensions and refreshing the editor.
Click the Write here field to type the content of your article.
You can add images and other rich media to your article for visual impact.
You can also add a cover image.
Click the Publish button in the top right of the page.
You won’t have the option to preview your content prior to publishing. Your article draft shows you how the published version will look. You can share your article draft with others prior to publishing.
In the pop-up window that appears, click Publish or click the Cancel icon to continue editing your article.
Once your article is published, you can edit or delete it at any time.
Hyperlinking text while publishing
You can also:
Your original content becomes part of your professional profile. It’s displayed on the Articles section of your LinkedIn profile.
Published articles are shared with your connections and followers in their news feeds, and sometimes through notifications.
Members that aren't in your network can follow you from your article so that your next article will be surfaced in their feeds.
Your article may be searchable both on and off LinkedIn, depending on your profile settings. Having your public profile visibility set to everyone will distribute your articles publicly.
You can click the Share icon located next to the author byline or at the bottom of the article to share it on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter. As you scroll down the page, you'll also see the Share icon in a top bar that will appear below the LinkedIn navigation.
You can disable the ability to leave comments on your published articles. Learn more about disabling comments.