Before LinkedIn and Twitter end their partnership last summer, Twitter users were able to post their tweets automatically to LinkedIn. Users were able to choose between sharing all tweets directly and filtering tweets that has a certain hashtag (#in). Since then, the link between two platforms is severed and these options are no longer are available.
However, it’s still possible to automate sharing your tweets to LinkedIn via third party services. There are numerous alternatives here, but I prefer using IFTTT because it has a clever design and offers diverse set of functions across many platforms.
IFTTT is short for “if this, then that”. The service basically connects different apps/platforms to each other with certain set of rules created by users, which they call “recipes”. To automate your tweet sharing, all you need to do is create an account, and link your LinkedIn account to the system.
After that, you have two options:
The easy way: Use my recipe
It’s very easy to create a recipe, but if you don’t have time for it and looking for an easy fix, or just feeling lazy; you can always use the recipe I’ve created, which you can find it below:
As title states, with my recipe you’ll be able to automatically update your LinkedIn status with your tweets containing #in hashtag. Don’t forget to change the “alikuru” at the end of the Feed URL with your Twitter user name; otherwise you’ll end up seeing my tweets in your LinkedIn profile, instead of yours :)
You can also change the hashtag according to your needs (i.e. use #linkedin instead of #in).
The hard way: Create your own recipe
After logging in to the IFTTT, in your dashboard, click “create” and choose “Feed” option for “this”. You’ll have two different “trigger” alternatives. Should you like to share all your tweets to your LinkedIn account, choose “New feed item” here. If you prefer to filter your tweets with a hashtag, try “New feed item matches” instead.
In either case we need our Twitter RSS stream. Copy and paste the link below to the “Feed URL” section. Don’t forget to change “username” with your own Twitter user name at the end of the link:
If you have chosen “New feed item” in previous step, hit “Create trigger” first. If you have chosen “New feed item matches”, enter your keyword filter to the “Keyword or phrase” text box before proceeding to “that” (because it saves more characters, I’ve used #in for my recipe).
After “that”, choose LinkedIn between your linked accounts and choose “Share an update”. In the status text box, clear all options and choose “Entry Content” from the drop down menu on the right. Hit “Create action” and save your recipe by clicking “Create recipe” on the next step.
You are done, enjoy the web automation!