Labeling people to manage them around community

You can name and color code groups of people to make them easier to find when you browse or communicate with people as a group.

You can create labels to group your friends or connections, the people you follow. You might use this to group people from a certain location together. For example, if you have a New York office in your company, you can create a New York label. This helps you find people fast when you have a lot of connections. When you apply a label to multiple friends or connections, the label becomes a way to show only those with certain labels. Additionally, you can type the label name in when you're creating a direct message or adding collaborators on a document to automatically include all the people with that label.

To create a label:

  1. Browse your friends or connections by clicking People and selecting Following on the left.
    Note: You can only group and label people you're following.
  2. Click Create Label in the left pane.
  3. Select a color, type the name for the label.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Add someone to that new label group by clicking the gear icon on their profile card, and then clicking the Label People button.
  6. Select the label that you want to apply to the person.
    You can remove the label by clicking it again to deselect it.
  7. If you want to delete a label group later, click Browse > Following, and then click the Delete label icon that shows up when you hover the mouse over the label.