LinkedIn wants to make it easier to meet up IRL.
The company is launching a new events feature, which lets users arrange offline meet-ups to compete with platforms like Meetup.
The feature is pretty similar to Facebook events. You create an event, fill in the relevant details such as the time, location, and a brief description. From there, you can invite people you’re connected with on LinkedIn and share it in your feed.
When you’re invited to an event, the invitation will appear in the same tab where you see new connection requests. And everyone who marks themselves as attending can chat with one another on the event’s main page. Read more…