How to Delete LinkedIn Account

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Written by Wilbur Woodham

LinkedIn is a social network for finding business partners, and employees and even for searching and publishing vacancies. There you can advertise your brand, keep a page, and conduct dialogues with your friends.

But since there are many such social networks now, you can decide to switch to another platform and delete your account on LinkedIn. How to do this, see further in this article.

IMPORTANT: After you delete your account, all your data will disappear first from the LinkedIn website and after a while from search engines such as Bing and Google. That is all your correspondence with friends, subscriptions to various channels, saved photos, and everything that was on your page will disappear. You have the option to copy all your data before deleting and then you lose nothing.

How Do I Delete My LinkedIn Account on the Desktop

  1. Enter to, at the top right corner click your profile icon on the page, and tap “Manage” next to Privacy & Settings.
    linkedin privacy and settings
  2. At the end of the page on the Account page and tap “Closing Your LinkedIn Account” in the section Subscriptions.
    closing your linkedIn account
  3. Next, you can give feedback you’d like to give and choose the reason why you want to delete your “LinkedIn account”
    delete linkedIn account
  4. On the next page Log in to your LinkedIn account and tap the “close account” to verify you want to delete your account

How to Delete Your Account on a Smartphone

If you use LinkedIn on your mobile device, you can still remove it. It is easy to do both on iPhone and on Android.

  1. On the navigation bar click “Me” and then choose “Settings”. On the Account tab click the “Close Account”.
  2. Next click “Continue” choose a reason you want to delete your LinkedIn account.Log in your LinkedIn account and click “Done”. Your account was deleted.

What Happens After You Delete LinkedIn Account

After you deleted your account, all your data went with him, that is, completely erased. Your emails, subscriptions, references, and everything you had to do with this page to leave.

Search engines such as Bing and Google can still find something within 7 days as the information on them is updated more slowly. But anything connected to your account, but it’s all gone after that time. If you want to save some of your data, you can make a copy. Linkedin allows you to use this.

If you think the Twitter removal process is easy, it’s not as easy as it sounds. The removal method is better called deactivation.

How to Reactivate Your Account

Reactivating your account is possible within 20 days. It is easy to do. You should log in to and enter your password and email. Next, you will see the “Reactivate” button, click on it and your account will be renewed. You should remember that your group subscriptions will disappear, references, and unsubscribed and accepted invitations.

Wilbur Woodham
Wilbur Woodham
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Wilbur Woodham

I was a technical writer from early in my career, and consider IT Security one of my foundational skills. I’m sharing my experience here, and I hope you find it useful.

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