LinkedIn is an online employment-oriented platform for managing professional identity. It is home to 675 million members made up of employers, job seekers, and business accounts interested in sharing their progress with the community.
Many people find LinkedIn’s service useful but there are many who make sure they stay far away from it and some others who no longer have use for its features. If you find yourself in the latter category and are interested in deactivating your account then read on.
Steps to Deleting Your LinkedIn Account
1. Log into your account and click on your profile icon to get to the Settings & Privacy page.
2. Click the Account tab and in the ‘Account management‘ section you’ll find the link, Closing your LinkedIn account.
3. Choose your reason for closing your account from the options or select Other to enter a custom reason.
4. Click the ‘Verify Account‘ button to confirm that you want to close your account and click on the ‘Close Account‘ button when asked again.
Once clicked, LinkedIn will log you out of your account and slate your profile for deletion in 24 hours after which you can use the same email address to open a new account if you wish. Pretty easy, right?
If you have no patience then you can opt-out of the waiting period by directly contacting LinkedIn customer service – they typically respond to requests within 30 days. Bare it in mind that the information you’ve already shared with others (or information others have copied) may remain visible even after you request for its deletion. Congratulations, you’re off LinkedIn!