LinkedIn Quick Tip: Find and Follow Your LinkedIn Connections on Twitter

A new LinkedIn feature bridges the gap between your LinkedIn connections and your Twitter followers. Here are step-by-step instructions for getting started.

Improving on its Twitter integration feature that it announced last November, LinkedIn has unveiled several updates that make it easier to find and keep track of your LinkedIn connections on both LinkedIn and Twitter.

This newly added feature was one of LinkedIn's most common requests from users, says, Adam Nash, vice president of search and platform products at LinkedIn.

Here's what you need to know about the application and how to install it.

How to Install the Tweets Application

Log into your LinkedIn account and choose "More..." from the LinkedIn navigation bar. Click "Application Directory" and search for the "Tweets" application. Click "Add application."

For more information on LinkedIn Apps, read "5 Must-Have LinkedIn Apps: Pump Up Your Profile."

When the application is downloaded, you'll be brought to your Tweets Overview page. (To access this page at any other time, click "More..." from the navigation bar and choose "Tweets.")

Maneuvering the New Tweets Application


The "Overview" tab displays tweets from the accounts you follow. You can also view a feed based on the Twitter lists you've compiled. You can update your Twitter status from this page, and choose to share it with your LinkedIn connections.

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The "Connections" tab displays your LinkedIn connections who have added their Twitter user names to their profiles.


From this tab, you can sort your connections by those you're following or by those you're not following. You also have the option to create a new, private Twitter list exclusively for your LinkedIn connections who have added their Twitter accounts to their profiles. This list won't be visible to anyone else.

Reviewing Your Privacy Settings

When you add the Tweets application to your LinkedIn account, be sure to review your privacy settings. The Settings tab in the Tweets application outlines your privacy settings. You can choose to display all of your tweets on your LinkedIn profile, or choose to display only the tweets that you have assigned with the #in tag.

Next, review your Twitter settings by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page. Here, you can add or remove Twitter accounts, determine whether or not you want your Twitter account displayed on your LinkedIn profile and decide if you want to share all your tweets in your LinkedIn status, or only those with the #in tag.

Staff Writer Kristin Burnham covers consumer Web and social technologies for She writes frequently on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google. You can follow her on Twitter: @kmburnham.

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