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How to hide Linkedin profile ? (2022)

How to hide Linkedin profile ?
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Do you find difficulty in hiding your LinkedIn profile from others?

Do you want to reduce your visibility on the LinkedIn platform?

Do you want to hide your profile updates from your coworker or current employer or anyone else ?

If so, then this is the right guide to help you with the task.

In this guide, we will cover the following topics

When and Why should we hide our LinkedIn profile ?

How to hide your Linkedin profile?

How to hide LinkedIn profile from Google search?

How to hide LinkedIn profile from your current employer?

We will discuss each of these methods in detail below.

When and why should we hide our profile ?

Since it is all about connections, we would accept connections from LinkedIn users that we may don’t even know. Many of these connections with known and unknown people don’t cause any issues as everyone is related professionally and not personally. 

However, at times you might feel your privacy is at risk. In those cases it is advisable to reduce the visibility of your profile or hide your LinkedIn profile altogether.

How to hide your LinkedIn profile?

Here, we will discuss the process to hide LinkedIn profile through the LinkedIn app and through the desktop.

How to hide your Linkedin profile through LinkedIn App?

  • Open “Linkedin” app
  • Click on the profile photo on the top of the page when you open through your mobile phone.
  • Select “Settings” in the Linkedin App
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  • Select “Visibilty”. 
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  • You can now control the information you want to share with others. Click on “Profile viewing options”
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  • Click on Private Mode.
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How to hide your Linkedin profile through a browser on desktop or laptop?

If you are accessing LinkedIn through a laptop or desktop, you can follow the below procedure to hide your Linkedin account.

  • When the profile opens, you can see the “Me” option near Notifications on the top of the screen.
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  • Click the “Me” option, select the “Settings & Privacy” from that. 
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  • Select “Visibilty”. You can now control the information you want to share with others by updating the settings of profile, story, etc.
  • Click on “Profile viewing options”
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  • Click on Private Mode
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You can now proceed with updating the visibility of your LinkedIn activity by turning off the other options as well

How to hide LinkedIn profile from Google search?

Follow the below steps to limit the visibility of the Linkedin profile from Google search.

  • Open the Linkedin website through a browser and login. 
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  • Click on the “Me” icon on the top right of the page near Notifications.
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  • Click on “View Profile”.
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  • Click on the “Edit public profile & URL” on the right side of the page. 
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  • Now you can see Edit Visibility on the right side of that page. 
  • Turn off the icon across “Your profile’s public visibility” to reduce visibility of your LinkedIn profile on Google search.

How to hide Linkedin profile from your current employer ?

You can hide your Linkedin profile updates to a certain extent from your current employer or coworker through the following methods. 

1. Hide the profile updates through mobile. 

You can hide your profile updates from your coworker through the following steps. 

  • Open the Linkedin profile through an app. 
  • Click on the profile pic icon on the top left of the page. 
  • Click on “Settings”. 
  • Click on “Visibility”. 
  • Click on “Share profile updates with your network”. 
  • Turn off the icon across “Notify network with updates”. 

2. Hide your connections from others. 

You can hide the details of who you are connecting with (this can help you from them not knowing about whom you are recently connected with) through the following steps. 

  • Open the Linkedin profile through an app. 
  • Click on the profile pic icon on the top left of the page. 
  • Click on “Settings”. 
  • Click on “Visibility”. 
  • Click on “Connections”. 
  • Turn off the the icon across “Connection visibility”. 

3. Hide group notifications. 

You can hide your group notifications following the below steps, 

  • Open the Linkedin profile through an app. 
  • Click on the profile pic icon on the top left of the page. 
  • Click on “Settings”. 
  • Click on “Communications”. 
  • Click on “On Linkedin”.
  • Now you can see notifications according to your profile. 
  • Turn off the Group notifications icon. 

If none of the above methods work out then you can contact the Customer care support of Linkedin.

How to contact LinkedIn Customer Support?

Here we will mention the ways to contact LinkedIn customer support through the LinkedIn app and through the browser on desktop or laptop.

How to contact LinkedIn customer support through LinkedIn app ?

Follow the steps below to contact Customer support through an app on mobile.  

  • Open the Linkedin app. 
  • Click on the profile pic on the top left of the page. 
  • Click on “Settings”.
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  • Scroll down to find “Help Centre” and click on that. 
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  • Click on the options under “Recommended Topics”. 
  • Click on “Basics”.
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  • Click on “Contact us” on the bottom left of the page. 
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  • Click on “Get help from us”
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  • Click on Other.
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  • Enter the required details. Click on “Create a support ticket”, if you could not find any solution on the results shown.
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  • Now a form will be displayed. Enter the required details.
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  • Click on “Submit”.

How to contact LinkedIn customer support through the browser on desktop or laptop?

Follow the steps below to contact Customer support through a browser in a laptop or desktop, 

  • Open the Linkedin profile on your browser.
  • Click on “Me” icon on the top right of the page.
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  • Select “Help” and click on “Open Help in a new tab”.
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  • Select “Help” and click on “Open Help in a new tab”.
  • Click on any Recommended Topics.
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  • Scroll down and click on “Contact Us”( if you can’t find the Contact Us there, then ).
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  • Click on “Get help from us”.
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  • Click on “Other”.
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  • Enter your issue.
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  • Click on “Create a support ticket”, if you could not find any solution on the results shown.
  • Complete all the required files and click on “Submit”.

Wrapping Up

The methods mentioned above can solve the following queries as well.

  • How to hide linkedin profile from linkedin users
  • How to hide linkedin profile view
  • How to hide linkedin profile from someone
  • How to hide linkedin profile from connections
  • How to hide linkedin profile from specific contacts
  • How to hide linkedin profile from non connections
  • How to hide linkedin profile from other linkedin members

Hope you get an idea about hiding your LinkedIn profile. Kindly let us know if you have any queries.