If you’ve been viewing other people’s profiles on LinkedIn lately, you’ve probably noticed that those who have Twitter accounts now have a nifty new “Follow” button next to their Twitter @name. However, when you look at your own profile, you’ll notice that even if you have connected your Twitter account(s), you don’t see the same cool button. The good news is that if you have already connected a Twitter account to your profile via the “Tweets” application, you should have the Follow button; you just won’t be able to see it on your own profile. Have someone else take a look at your profile from their account in order to verify.
If you haven’t yet connected your Twitter account to your LinkedIn profile (and get that cool Follow button!), here are the steps to do so:
Open up a new browser window and log in to Twitter. This will make things simpler. Go back to LinkedIn, select the “More” tab and choose “Tweets” from the drop-down menu. This will take you to the Tweets application.
Install the Tweets application by clicking on the Tweets link and following the install instructions.
You will be asked to authorize the application to connect to your Twitter account (and since you’re already logged into Twitter, it can easily find your account).
On the Settings tab for this application (image below), I recommend displaying only the tweets on your profile that include #in. This will prevent every single tweet that you send from updating your LinkedIn profile. This will mean that only tweets you deliberately plan to share on your LinkedIn profile will appear, instead of some more random tweets that you might send.
Save your changes and people will be able to easily follow you on Twitter from your LinkedIn profile.