I know it sounds odd that a LIMS/ELN/SDMS/LES blog would give a workaround to software that is not of that type of software. However, so many of use use LinkedIn to keep in-touch or drive business that I frequently seem to be coming across people having the same problem I’m having with responding to messages. With that said, I found a workaround and willing to share what I have.

Once in a while, when I’m reading a message and try to create and send a response, the “Send” link doesn’t work. Here’s what I do:

  1. Copy or cut the message text from the message I was trying to send.
  2. Open a new browser tab.
  3. Reopen LinkedIn.
  4. Go to the message I was trying to create.
  5. Paste the message text into it.
  6. Click Send. Now, it works for me.

Note: I’m using Chrome on a Windows 10 machine, if you were about to ask. I don’t have a lot of plug-ins running, either.

Another area with this problem where this workaround gets the job done for me is when I’m trying to congratulate people on their work anniversaries or new jobs. After all, what we’re sending, there, are also messages, so it just stands to reason the problems and fixes might be similar.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises

One Thought to “LinkedIn Message Workaround”

  1. Brian Meadows

    Webmail and its kin are inherently unreliable, especially if you’ve no option but to use a rather flaky internet connection because you have no realistic choice of ISP (well, short of going back to dial-up)!

    Take it from someone who has lived with satellite internet for almost seven years, any time you have to type *anything* more than a couple of lines of text into a web form, write it in a text editor and then cut and paste it!

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