In this article we’ll cover What LinnkedIn is, Why you might choose to delete your Account, and a Step-by-Step Guide on how to Delete Your LinkedIn Account.
What is LinkedIn?
LinkedIn is an online and social media platform that serves as a network for professionals.
Suggested: Users of LinkedIn can sign up for a free or paid account and create a professional profile. Many users upload their CV and professional skills for recruitment and networking. LinkedIn is a great place to search for, apply and post job openings. Easily accessible professional skills and experience allow for streamlined recruitment.
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How do I delete my LinkedIn account and public profile?
1) Go to https://www.linkedin.com/login and log in to your account.
2) Once logged in, click the Me icon at the top-right corner of your Linkedin homepage, then choose Settings & Privacy from the dropdown.
3) Click Account Preferences under the Settings menu. Scroll down to the Account Management section and click Close account.
4) The next page will ask you to confirm that you want to close your account. Closing your account will erase all of your connections, messages, articles, and other saved information from the platform.
5) Once confirmed, choose the reason for closing your account then click Next.
6) Enter your account password to finalize the account deletion then click Done.
7) Linkedin will display an on-screen confirmation of your closed account. In a few weeks, your public Linkedin profile will be deleted from search engines.