We are in an era where remote working and sending different files online is totally normal; many people send documents or any other files on different platforms such as WhatsApp, Instagram, and of course, LinkedIn and many other social networks. Since it is much easier, some people may want to know how to attach a file in LinkedIn message.
That is just like on other platforms. All you need to do is to click on the paper clip icon and attach the file to your message.
To attach a file in a LinkedIn message, click on the messaging icon on the top right of the LinkedIn homepage and select the conversation you want to send the file in. Then click on the paperclip icon on the bottom left of the message box and select the file you want to attach from your computer. You can attach a file with a maximum size of 100MB. Once the file is selected, it will be uploaded and attached to your message.
Using social networks has become increasingly popular every day, and they have become our only way of communication (with our loved ones, colleagues, etc.) during the Covid-19 pandemic, and sending different files online was somehow always a necessity, right?
We used to do it since Yahoo Messenger was still on top. 🙂
Now, in the era of distant relationships, it is even more critical to be able to attach files, from documents to pictures and audio. LinkedIn is essentially a platform to connect with people in the same field of work!
So it seems only logical that sometimes we want to send some files in it while we are messaging them. Like maybe you want to send them some work samples, PowerPoint files, etc., so how do you do it?
How to attach a file to a LinkedIn message?
Attaching files to LinkedIn is just so easy and so much like in other social networks.
- All you need to do is to log in to your LinkedIn account,
- then click on the “Messaging” button on the top bar of your home page,
- then you need to select the user you want to send the message,
- then click on the paper,
- click icon at the bottom of the opened box and
- select the file you want to attach and click on the “open” button;
- the file automatically gets uploaded.
There is another way to do it as well; when you enter your account, you can see a messaging dropdown menu; just click on that and click on the member you want to message to them and follow the rest of the steps we told you above.
There are some things you need to know about attaching files to messages on LinkedIn:
- Documents format you can attach need to be CSV, XLS, XLSX, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, PDF, TXT, HTML, HTM
- Images supported format are: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PNG, BMP
- The combined size of the file cannot exceed 20 MB
Some people might want to know if they can delete an attachment they have sent, and the answer is “Yes, you can.” Just move your cursor on the attachment, and you will see a bar of reactions will appear on top of it; click on the “…” and then select “delete”.
A message will disappear that says, “This message will be deleted for all participants in the conversation.”, click on the delete button to omit the message totally.
And yes, the other person can see that you’ve deleted a message, just as they can see that you’ve edited it. Better to think and be careful about sending files and messages on LinkedIn than to delete them after sending them.
Since it’s like everyone is determined to know what it was that you’ve decided to delete.
It is essential to know how to attach a file to a LinkedIn message; now you know how to add a file to LinkedIn and also how to delete them.
So use this new knowledge to have better communication with your LinkedIn connections.