While Facebook is seen more as a casual sort of social network, LinkedIn could be thought of as a more professional version of Facebook where people use it to connect to others of varying professions, like to build up a work-related network so to speak.
It is also because of the number of professionals that use LinkedIn that it can also be used to poll professionals who use the website, but unfortunately it looks like that feature could soon be shutting down.
According to LinkedIn, they have announced that LinkedIn Polls will be shutting down on the 15th of May, meaning that if you wanted to use the feature to poll your connections on the network, you’ll need to find some other means to do so.
The company writes, “We’re continuously evaluating how our current products and features are used, and seeking new ways to focus our resources on building the best products. This sometimes results in the retirement of certain features.” They also stated that all data related to polls will also be removed in the process.
LinkedIn Polls was introduced back in December 2011 and was designed as a way to gain the insights of members of the group. This is actually not the first LinkedIn Poll to be retired as in the past, the company has also retired its general polling application. In any case like we said, you’ll need to find an alternative but there are plenty of third-party services out there that you can easily check out, such as Voice and Wedgies, for example.
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