You’re using LinkedIn’s website, you see an update in your news feed, intend to come back to it later, but later it’s gone.
If you remember who posted it, you can pull up the person’s profile, but the profile will only contain one recent update if any. Finding the item again then becomes a painful and arduous task of scrolling your news feed downward and downward, moving the timeline farther and farther back, trying to get the item to appear again.
I ran into this today, trying to see a contact’s past updates, and decided to figure out how to solve this problem. Now that I have, I’m sharing.
Looking Up Someone’s Recent Activity on LinkedIn
It’s actually pretty simple if you’re using LinkedIn mobile. Just look up the person you want.
Below the profile header and “message button” is a “Recent activity” section. It will show the most recent post, update, comment, like, or share, then a “Show all” link to see more. Easy.
If you’re on the web, this is not easy. Recent activity is buried in a sub-menu of the profile you might not have realized exists (or forgot about or ignored).
Next to the “Send a message” button on my profile is a down arrow. Anyone would be forgiven if they mistook it as part of the “Send a message” button or assumed it simply provided options related to sending a message.
Nope, simply hovering over that arrow opens up a whole new world of LinkedIn options related to this person. And the top option is “View recent activity.”
And that’s how you can easily find a past update or post from one of your LinkedIn contacts without having to comb through endless pages of your timeline feed.