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LinkedIn now allows you to add documents to your updates

LinkedIn has continued its transition towards becoming a more social and visual service, announcing that users can now directly upload images, documents, and presentations to their updates from the LinkedIn homepage.

"Whether it's a thought provoking presentation about the future of big data or it's a picture of an inspirational quote, or perhaps it's an infographic showing the top trends impacting your industry, the possibilities are endless for what you can share on LinkedIn to add a richer and more visual component to your professional discussions," LinkedIn senior product manager Itamar Orgad wrote in a blog post.

To add a photo, document, or presentation when the feature becomes available to you, click the paperclip to the right side of your share box on the LinkedIn homepage. To share a video or media content hosted on another site, simply paste the URL into the share box and you'll be able to add it to your update.

The feature will be rolling out to all members globally over the next few weeks.

The new media-sharing option comes after LinkedIn launched new visual portfolios, which - for the first time - allows members to showcase their professional history using visuals like photos, videos, and presentations.

The business-focused social network has been steadily adding new features beginning with the March launch of smart search, which expands queries beyond individual people, companies, or jobs. Simply type a word or phrase into the search box, and a comprehensive page of results will appear.

LinkedIn also made headlines last week after updating is user agreement terms to ban prostitutes and escorts.