How to Delete LinkedIn Contacts- A Simple Steps Guide

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LinkedIn connections are your professional contacts on the platform.

They’re people you know from work, school, or your industry.

These connections help you expand your professional network and stay in touch with others in your field.

Sometimes, you might want to remove someone from your LinkedIn network.

It could be because they’re posting irrelevant content, spamming your feed, or you’ve connected with too many people you don’t really know.

If you’ve changed careers, some connections might not be relevant anymore.

Having a curated network means you’re connected with people who matter professionally.

You’ll see more useful updates and opportunities in your feed.

Plus, it shows others that you’re serious about building meaningful connections when you reach out to connect with new people.

How to Delete LinkedIn Contacts Step-by-Step

How to Delete LinkedIn Contacts
  • Via Your Connections Page

 1. Accessing the “My Network” section:

Go to your LinkedIn homepage.

Click on “My Network” at the top.

2. Navigating to the “Connections” list:

On the left side, choose “Connections.”

3. Finding the Specific Connection:

Scroll or search for the person you want to remove.

4. Removing the connection:

Click on the “More…” button next to their name.

Select “Remove connection” from the menu.

5. Confirming the Action:

A window will ask if you’re sure.

Click “Remove” to confirm.

The connection will be removed from your list.

  • Via a Connection’s Profile

Here are the steps to remove a connection via a connection’s profile:

  1. Find Their Profile: First, you need to find the profile of the connection you want to remove. You can do this by searching for their name or browsing through your connections list.
  2. Tap More…: Once you’re on their profile, look for the More… button. It’s usually located somewhere near their profile picture or bio.
  3. Select Remove Connection: After tapping More…, you’ll see a list of options. Tap on “Remove connection” from this list.
  4. Confirm Removal: A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm if you really want to remove the connection. Tap on “Remove connection” again to confirm.

Once you’ve confirmed, the connection will be removed from your connections list.

They won’t receive a notification about it, and any endorsements or recommendations between you two will be withdrawn.

Additional Considerations

To maintain a connection on LinkedIn, you can hide your content from them by selecting “hide content” and removing unfamiliar names in bulk.

This is like tidying up your address book.

After removing a connection, they won’t be notified and any recommendations or endorsements will disappear.

However, if you reconnect, those recommendations won’t reappear.


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