Professional social networking site LinkedIn has recently launched an 'events' option to help professionals meet one another in person. With this new option, professionals can create and manage event pages.
Users will have to provide name, date, time and location to create the event. They can also share the event as a post to engage more people.
Organizers and attendees can invite their connections, but if the event is a private one the attendees will have to request permission from the organizer to invite their connections. Attendees can also view a list of all the people who are attending the event. People can also share photos on the event page through 'event frames', which is one of the tools of LinkedIn events.
LinkedIn events look quite similar to that of Facebook, however, it is quite surprising to note that unlike Facebook, LinkedIn didn't launch this option before. The feature is not available to all LinkedIn users up till now, but the company says it will make it accessible to everyone soon. However, all users can receive an invite from other users and join the events.
The company still has to assess the privacy and functional factors to make sure the option is a success. But there's no doubt that this would soon be a popular feature among professionals on Linkedin from all over the world.