20 years of LinkedIn in a nutshell [infographic]

Party at the social platform LinkedIn, because the site can blow out 20 candles this month. Where the medium was mainly used as an online resume in the early years, it is now a large network platform. In those 20 years, some 900 million professionals have committed to it and dozens of functionalities have been introduced. Curious what they are? They are listed for you.

20 years of LinkedIn: highlights in a row

To celebrate its 20th anniversary LinkedIn the highlights from all those years are listed and visually represented in the infographic below. So the year 2003 was the moment when it all started. Two years later, in 2005, the first advertisement was placed on the platform.

From 100 to 500 million users

In the years that followed, more and more professionals discovered the platform: in 2011 the counter stood at 100 million users worldwide and various functionalities were introduced. Consider blogging capabilities (2012), sponsored posts (2013), and video ads (2018). And the counter of the number of users continued to rise: in 2017, the 500 millionth user created an account.

More functionalities

The options for advertising were expanded, the first LinkedIn Events were organized in 2019 and in 2020 the product pages and LinkedIn Live were further rolled out and added to the list of functionalities. But the platform has not been idle in recent years either. For example, since last year it has been possible to place so-called commitments on your company page, to tell even more about the values ​​of your organization. LinkedIn also launched Audio Events that allow users to host or participate in live audio conversations.

Did it go a little too fast for you and are you curious about all the highlights from 20 years of LinkedIn? Then scroll down to view the infographic. For a larger copy, click on the image.

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