Social Media | Strategy

What is LinkedIn’s Creator Mode?

Should you consider turning this on your profile?

Kay Yoon
2 min readOct 5, 2023


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Recently, like many professionals navigating the evolving digital terrain of LinkedIn, I found myself contemplating the potential benefits of the platform’s ‘Creator Mode.’

After much deliberation, I took the plunge and activated it. Here’s a deep dive into what I discovered and whether it might be the right move for you too.

LinkedIn’s Creator Mode Explained

Activating Creator Mode shifts the LinkedIn profile dynamics, making it more content-centric. Here’s what changes:

  1. Profile Emphasis: Instead of a resume-style layout, your recent posts and activities get the spotlight.
  2. Connection Dynamics: The traditional ‘Connect’ button transforms into ‘Follow,’ aiming for content-driven interactions.
  3. Tailored Suggestions: LinkedIn steps in with content themes and ideas based on your audience’s preferences.
  4. Live Broadcasting: If you’re among the chosen few, you can kickstart LinkedIn Live sessions directly, enhancing real-time engagement.
  5. Enhanced Metrics: Get an eagle-eye view of follower growth, demographics, and engagement…



Kay Yoon

Freelancing since 2010. BASc, MS, MBA, Cambridge Law. I write about freelancing, writing, and life in general.