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‘Jimmy from LinkedIn’ slides into woman’s LinkedIn DMs to leave elaborate voice message

The woman who received it says she found it 'weird but funny' and is urging people to not harass Jimmy.


Moises Mendez II

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 22, 2020   Updated on Jul 22, 2020, 7:30 pm CDT

A woman posted the voice message she received from a recent connection on LinkedIn.

“Jimmy from LinkedIn” thanked Candice for the connection and then got a little too carried away with his message, leading LinkedIn to trend on Twitter.

In just a few hours, Candice’s tweet had been viewed by over 1 million people. Jimmy Diggs’ profile says he is the owner of J.T. Diggs enterprises and is a self-proclaimed “networking specialist.”

“Hello Candice,” Diggs starts his audio message saying. “How are you doing? And good morning! How have you been?”

He chuckles throughout the recording.

“Hey Candice. This is me—Jimmy from LinkedIn, and the reason I was giving you this quick voice message call was to say thank you so kindly,” he continues. “I really appreciate that you have accepted me here on the LinkedIn platform. What we will do is learn from each other. I appreciate your kindness. Jimmy from LinkedIn!”

People online are responding to the elaborate recording on the professional networking platform with memes and jokes. One creative commenter tweeted Diggs’ audio message over a jazz instrumental track, making Diggs sound like a radio personality.

Many joked about how Diggs’ wife would react if she found out about the message.

Others pointed to how he refers to himself as “Jimmy from LinkedIn,” with one saying, “The laugh and the way he says LinkedIn really has me in tears.”

“I have so many questions, but the first and most important one is why does linkedin need voice messaging capabilities?” another questioned.

In a follow-up, Candice urged followers to not harass Diggs.

“I’m sure he meant no harm and it was honestly funny to me. A little weird but funny,” she wrote.


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*First Published: Jul 22, 2020, 7:29 pm CDT