How to Delete Your LinkedIn Account
If you’re like me, you may have created a LinkedIn account years ago and haven’t used it in a while. Or maybe you’re just tired of the platform and want to move on to other things. Whatever your reason, deleting your LinkedIn account is a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few easy steps. In this article, I’ll walk you through the process of deleting your LinkedIn account so you can move on to bigger and better things.
Step 1: Log in to Your LinkedIn Account
The first step to deleting your LinkedIn account is to log in to it. If you’ve forgotten your password or username, LinkedIn can help you recover them using your email address or phone number. Once you’re logged in, you can move on to the next step.
Step 2: Go to the “Settings & Privacy” Page
Next, click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the screen and select “Settings & Privacy” from the dropdown menu. This will take you to the settings page, where you can adjust your account preferences and privacy settings.
Step 3: Select “Account Preferences”
On the settings page, select “Account Preferences” from the left-hand menu. This will take you to a page where you can manage your account and subscription settings.
Step 4: Click “Closing Your LinkedIn Account”
Scroll down to the bottom of the “Account Preferences” page and click on “Closing Your LinkedIn Account.” This will take you to the account deletion page, where you’ll be asked to confirm your decision to delete your account.
Step 5: Choose a Reason for Deleting Your Account
LinkedIn will ask you to select a reason for deleting your account from a dropdown menu. You can choose from a variety of options, including “I’m getting too many emails from LinkedIn,” “I’m not getting value from LinkedIn,” and “I’m receiving too many spam messages.” Choose the reason that best fits your situation.
Step 6: Provide Additional Feedback (Optional)
If you’d like to provide additional feedback about your experience with LinkedIn, you can do so in the text box provided. This step is optional, but it can help LinkedIn understand why you’re choosing to delete your account.
Step 7: Confirm Your Decision to Delete Your Account
Once you’ve selected a reason for deleting your account and provided any additional feedback, click on “Next” to confirm your decision to delete your account. LinkedIn will ask you to verify your decision by typing “DELETE” in all caps in the text box provided.
Step 8: Enter Your Account Password
To verify your identity and confirm your decision to delete your account, LinkedIn will ask you to enter your account password. Enter your password and click “Close Account” to proceed. Once you do this, your account and all associated data will be permanently deleted from the platform.
What Happens After You Delete Your LinkedIn Account?
Once you delete your LinkedIn account, your profile and associated data will be permanently deleted. This includes your connections, messages, and recommendations. If you have any paid subscriptions or active job postings, these will also be cancelled.
If you change your mind about deleting your account, you won’t be able to recover it once the deletion process is complete. You’ll need to create a new account if you decide to use LinkedIn again in the future. Keep in mind that it may take up to a week for your account and associated data to be fully deleted from LinkedIn’s servers.
Deleting your LinkedIn account can be a difficult decision, especially if you’ve been using the platform for a long time. However, if you’re ready to move on to other things or simply feel that LinkedIn is no longer serving your needs, deleting your account is a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few easy steps. Follow the steps outlined in this article to delete your LinkedIn account and take control of your online presence.