Earlier today was an all time first for me, being the advocate that I have been for LinkedIn since 2009. I was asked by a friend to help his acquaintance shut down her LinkedIn profile. I guess she had had enough of whatever.
So I wrote this brief tutorial in case you feel the need to do the same, here’s how:
If you really want to completely shut down your LinkedIn profile….
1. Sign in to LinkedIn.
2. Hover over the icon (or your miniature profile picture) at the top right of the black navigation menu.
3. Scroll down and click on “Privacy and Settings”. You probably will need to log in again for security measures.
4. Scroll down all the way at the bottom, left, click on “Account”.
5. A new window will open up. At the bottom on the third column from the left, click on “Close Your Account” and follow instructions.
You will loose all of your information as well as your connections. You might want to consider exporting your connections and their emails if you want to stay in touch.