LinkedIn is an excellent resource for professionals. It allows you to connect and network with other professionals in your field. But just like any social media site, you will want to make sure that you log in and out of your LinkedIn profile successfully. Follow these simple tips to ensure that you are logged in and out properly.

Logging into LinkedIn on a computer

  • Go to
  • Select the “Sign In” button. It can be found at the top right hand corner of the screen.
  • You will be prompted to enter your email or phone number that you used when you joined LinkedIn, as well as the password that you created.
  • Click the button that reads “Sign In” and you will be taken to your LinkedIn dashboard.

Tip: If you have forgotten your password, you can click the link that reads “Forgot Password?” and you will be able to recover your account and reset your password.

Logging into LinkedIn on a mobile device

  • Open the LinkedIn app on your phone or mobile device. It appears as a blue box with the word “in” written in white.
  • Tap the button that reads “Sign In”.
  • Enter the email or phone number that is associated with your LinkedIn profile, as well as the password that you created.
  • Tap the “Sign In” button and you will be taken to your LinkedIn dashboard.

Logging Out of LinkedIn on a Computer

  • Click your profile photo. It can be found in the top right hand corner of the screen.
  • Open the dropdown menu.
  • Select “Sign Out”. Once you click that button, you will navigate away from your profile and dashboard, and you should receive a notice that lets you know that you have been successfully logged out.

Logging Out of LinkedIn on a phone or mobile device

Step 1: Open the “Settings” tab. It appears as a gear icon.

Step 2:  Scroll to the bottom of the settings list.

Step 3: Tap the selection that reads “Sign Out” to successfully sign out of the LinkedIn app.

Tip: Whether you are using the iOS or Android version of the app, the instructions are the same.

Things to keep in mind:

  • It is important to log out of your LinkedIn profile when you are not using it.
  • Your profile might contain personal information, or information that you do not want others to access without your permission.

 Logging out successfully when you are finished using LinkedIn is a way to protect your information.

How do you sign out of LinkedIn?

  1. Tap your profile picture.
  2. Tap the Settings icon.
  3. Scroll down and tap Sign Out at the bottom of the screen.

What happens when you sign out of LinkedIn?

If you sign out of the account, the session is no longer active and will drop off from the settings. On that page, you can also review all devices that are signed in to your LinkedIn account, when you last signed in, what browser was used, the IP address, and the city and state the login occurred in.

How do I logout of all devices on LinkedIn?

To sign out of every active session (except your current one): Click Sign out of all these sessions at the top of your list. Click Sign out to confirm.

Can I temporarily deactivate LinkedIn?

Although we don’t offer the option to temporarily disable your account, you can edit your public profile to control what profile information people see when they use search engines like Google, Yahoo!, Bing, etc.

How can I hide my LinkedIn profile without deleting it?

Hide Your Profile
  1. Click the “Me” icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.
  2. Click “View Profile“, and then “Edit public profile & URL” on the right side of your profile.
  3. Under the “Edit Visibility” section on the right side, toggle “Your profile’s public visibility” to “Off“

How do I hide my LinkedIn profile from certain contacts?

Click the “Change Your Profile Photo & Visibility” link. Select “My Connections” or “My Network” to limit your profile photo from being visible to anyone but these people. In addition you can change or delete your profile picture in this page. Click “Save Settings.”

Can I see who blocked me on LinkedIn?

To see a list of members you’ve blocked from viewing your profile: Click the Me icon at top of your LinkedIn homepage. Click Settings & Privacy. From the Visibility section on the left rail, click Change next to Blocking.

Can a blocked person on LinkedIn see my profile?

A blocked member may still see your profile and posts: If you block a member, they may still see information you make public, such as your public profile, content posted in public (open) group discussions, your own public shares, and comments on Influencer posts.

Can I block my boss on LinkedIn?

There is no “Block” button anywhere on the LinkedIn platform, as you find on other social networking sites, such as Twitter. So there’s no fast and easy way to completely block anyone, including your employer, from viewing your LinkedIn profile.

Why is my boss looking at my LinkedIn?

Your boss may be debating your future in your company if they keep referring to your profile. A recent post from your company advertised your position as open. This is often a sign that they may try to replace you in the future and just wanted to see your LinkedIn as a reference for qualifications.

How can I use LinkedIn without my employer knowing?

To choose private mode:
  1. Under “Settings & Privacy,” select: “How others see your LinkedIn activity. “
  2. Select profile viewing options to choose to be public, semiprivate with general details of your industry, or private.

How do I hide my activity on LinkedIn 2020?

To hide your activity feed from certain people, click “Select Who Can See Your Activity Feed” under “Privacy Controls” on your profile settings page. A drop-down list appears with the options “Everyone,” “Connections,” “Your Network” and “Only You.” Click “Save Changes” to apply your selected option.

Can others see my activity on LinkedIn?

Notes: You can choose who can see your recent activity. You can control whether your activity appears in your network’s feed. The Activity section will still appear on your profile, even if you choose not to notify your network about your profile changes.

How do you delete an activity on LinkedIn?

To view your profile Activity page: Tap the Profile icon. Scroll down to the Activity section.

To delete an activity from the activities page:

  1. On the Activities page, tap on More icon to the right of the Posts you want to delete.
  2. Tap Delete article and post from the dropdown.
  3. Tap Delete to confirm.

Who can see my LinkedIn activity?

Select Settings & Privacy from the dropdown. Click the Visibility tab on the left. Under Visibility of your LinkedIn activity, click Change next to Share job changes, education changes, and work anniversaries from profile. Switch the toggle to Yes to share your profile edits or No to stop sharing your profile edits.

How do I manage my activity on LinkedIn?

Click the Me icon at top of your LinkedIn homepage. Select Settings & Privacy from the dropdown. Click the Data Privacy section on the left rail. Click Change next to Manage your data and activity.

How do I make my LinkedIn activity private?

How to activate Private Mode on LinkedIn
  1. Click Settings & Privacy under the Me icon.
  2. Scroll to How others see your LinkedIn Activity and click Change next to Profile Viewing Options.
  3. Choose Private Mode.