Today I noticed that I had a cool new LinkedIn feature – the ability to view paywall articles from various online news publishers with my LinkedIn Premium account.

You can see the prompt that I got here when I clicked on an interesting Fast Company article in my news feed that a connection posted.

LinkedIn Premium members will receive five credits they can use each month to unlock paywalled (locked/paid) content they discover on LinkedIn and read on publishers’ websites. The credits don’t roll over so be sure to use them.

In exchange for greater access to paywalled coverage, LinkedIn will send the participating publishers a stream of qualified leads for their own subscription products.

If you have a basic/free LinkedIn account, you can try LinkedIn Premium News with one free Premium News credit.

This feature is being rolled out so you may not have it yet. It’s another way for LinkedIn to offer benefits for a Premium membership (which starts at $29.99 per month).

Have you checked out this feature yet?