Closing Your LinkedIn Account


Closing your account means permanently deleting your profile and removing access to all your LinkedIn information from our site. If you have a Premium account, you can cancel the Premium access, but still keep your free Basic account to retain your profile, connections, and other information.

To close your LinkedIn account from the Settings & Privacy page:

  1. Click the  Me icon at top of your LinkedIn homepage.
  2. Select Settings & Privacy from the dropdown.
  3. Under the Account management section of the Account tab, click Change next to Closing your LinkedIn account
  4. Check the reason for closing your account and click Next.
  5. Enter your account password and click Close account.

You can also close your account directly from the Close Account page. Before you do, please note:

  • You won't have access to your connections or any information you've added to your account.
  • Your profile will no longer be visible on LinkedIn.
  • Search engines like Yahoo!, Bing, and Google may still display your information temporarily due to the way they collect and update their search data. Learn more about how your profile shows up in search engine results.
  • You'll lose all recommendations and endorsements you've collected on your LinkedIn profile.
  • You may want to download a copy of your data before you close your account with us.
  • If you have a premium membership, own a LinkedIn group, or have a premium account license, you'll have to resolve those accounts before being able to close your Basic account.
  • If you've created more than one account, learn how to delete or merge a duplicate account.

 

You can reopen your account in most cases if it's been closed less than 20 days, but we're unable to recover the following even if you reopen your account:

  • Endorsements and recommendations
  • Ignored or pending invitations
  • Followings (Influencers, Companies, etc.)
  • Group memberships

Do you want to keep your account but receive less email and notifications?

You can set the frequency of email communications and notifications from the Communications tab of your Settings & Privacy page to reduce emails, notifications, group digest emails, and LinkedIn announcements. On the mobile app, the Settings page is located at the top right corner of your profile page.

Learn more about managing the types and frequency of email from LinkedIn.

Are you having trouble accessing the account you want to close?

If you can't access the account you want to close, find out how we can help you get access to your email or reset your password.