Tip: When writing an activity update on LinkedIn

Following on from my post about the limits on the additional fields displayed when you share a link in an activity update, Tip: When Including URLs In LinkedIn Status Updates, here’s one about the character limit for the LinkedIn activity update field and where it truncates…

Tip: When writing an activity update on LinkedIn

Character limit on field:

The LinkedIn activity update field (equivalent to Facebook’s status update field) has a 600 character limit, e.g.:

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What this looks like:

Screen shot of LinkedIn Activity Update field (Taken 16 September 2013)

Screen shot of LinkedIn Activity Update field (Taken 16 September 2013)

When displaying, truncates at:

It truncates at the last full word, so there may be some minor variation:

News feed:

Activity updates truncate at 294 characters in the news feed:

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What this looks like:

Screenshot of truncated activity update in LinkedIn news feed (Taken 16 September 2013)

Screenshot of truncated activity update in LinkedIn news feed (Taken 16 September 2013)

LinkedIn profile:

Activity updates truncate at 274 characters on your profile page:

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What this looks like:

Screenshot of truncated activity update on my LinkedIn profile page

Screenshot of truncated activity update on my LinkedIn profile page

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