LinkedIn Is Giving Me A Headache

Solving the Sharing Problem…

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The Problem?

I like to aggregate content I find into Instapaper, my preferred “read-later” app. It is then searchable, readable, and available all in one place.

However, if content is published within the LinkedIn platform, they don’t allow it. 😩

Fortunately, there is a workaround — although I don’t like the extra steps!

What is the Pain?

Here is my routine to put content into InstaPaper.

  • See article I want. Notice this is published within LinkedIn.
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  • Tap the Share icon
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  • Select “Share via”
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  • And send it to InstaPaper…or so I believe…
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  • Now, let’s open InstaPaper and check it out
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  • Ok, this is when I get aggravated!
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Here is How to Make It Work

  • In LinkedIn, when you choose to share, select “Copy” instead of InstaPaper. It is interesting that “Open In Safari” is not an option (but that is what I want to do).
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  • Open the Safari web browser app and paste link — make SURE just the link is pasted (if title description is pasted, strip that out!).
  • Next, share from Safari — to InstaPaper!
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  • Ok, almost done. Open up InstaPaper and check whether that worked!
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  • SUCCESS! Now I have the content where I want it! Below is the readable format…
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Another problem solved. I just wish LinkedIn didn’t create the problem in the first place!

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