Blocking Someone on LinkedIn: A Step-by-Step Guide

Blocking Someone on LinkedIn: A Step-by-Step Guide

Hey there! Ever had someone on LinkedIn who just rubs you the wrong way? Maybe they constantly spam your inbox with annoying messages or posts that you have no interest in. Well, fear no more, because I’m here to show you how to block them!

First things first, let’s start by logging into your LinkedIn account. Once you’re in, we can get started on the blocking process.

Step 1: Find the person

So, you’ve identified the culprit. You want to block them to avoid any further annoyance. Go ahead and search for their profile using the search bar at the top of the page. Type in their name and hit enter. Easy peasy!

Step 2: Access their profile

Once you’ve found the person, click on their profile to access it. You’ll see their picture, their name, and some information about them. Take a deep breath, we’re almost there!

Step 3: The More… option

Look for the “More…” button on their profile, which you can find right next to the “Connect” button. It’s a tiny little button, but it’s packed with power. Click on it, and a dropdown menu will appear.

Step 4: Choose “Block or report”

In the dropdown menu, you’ll see a few options. What you’re looking for is the “Block or report” option. Select it, and a new window will pop up, asking you to confirm your decision. This is the point of no return!

Step 5: Confirm your choice

Read the message carefully in the new window. It explains what will happen when you block someone, like them being removed from your connections and not being able to interact with you anymore. If you’re sure about your decision, click “Block” to finalize it. Well done, you’ve done it!

And just like that, you’ve successfully blocked someone on LinkedIn. No more unwanted messages, no more annoying posts. You’re in control of your LinkedIn experience!

Remember, blocking someone is a personal decision, and it’s completely up to you. Don’t hesitate to use this feature if you feel the need to. LinkedIn is a professional platform, and it’s important to maintain a positive and respectful environment for everyone.

Now, go forth and have a LinkedIn experience that’s free from unwanted distractions. You deserve it!

How To Block Someone on LinkedIn

Hey there! So, LinkedIn is known as the go-to social network for professionals. It’s a great place to connect with like-minded individuals, find job opportunities, and even catch up with old friends from school. But, let’s be real, there are always some people who can be a little, well, dumb or even annoying, even in this supposedly professional space.

Believe it or not, there are actually companies out there who just don’t seem to know how to properly market to people. They think bombarding you with spammy messages will somehow make you more likely to do business with them. I know, ridiculous, right? But fear not! Thankfully, there is a way to put a stop to all that nonsense. You can block someone on LinkedIn, and it’s super easy. Let me show you how.

I personally have had a really positive experience on LinkedIn. I’ve made valuable business connections, landed a few freelance gigs, and even reconnected with some long-lost school buddies. But, I understand that not everyone has had the same luck. There are some individuals out there who just don’t seem to know how to behave, acting like jerks and constantly bombarding others with unwanted marketing. And let’s not even get started on the inappropriate messages! Not exactly what you’re looking for in a professional network, right?

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How to Block Someone on LinkedIn

Blocking someone on LinkedIn is actually quite simple. It was introduced in 2014 as a way to give users some peace and quiet on the platform.

When you block someone:

  • You won’t be able to see each other’s profiles.
  • You won’t be able to send messages to each other.
  • You won’t be able to access content the other person shares.
  • You will no longer be connected.
  • Any recommendations or endorsements from the other person will be removed.
  • All mentions of the other person will disappear and no longer be shown.

Here’s how to block someone on LinkedIn:

  1. Go to the profile page of the person you want to block.
  2. In their title box, click on the three-dot “More” option.
  3. From the dropdown menu, select “Report/Block”.
  4. In the popup window, select “Block [NAME]” and then click “Block” again to confirm.

This will block the person and prevent them from contacting you.

If you accidentally block someone, you can unblock them using a similar process:

  1. Click on the “Me” icon on your own profile page.
  2. Select “Privacy & Settings” and then “Privacy”.
  3. Go to the “Blocking” section and click on “Change”.
  4. Next to the person you want to unblock, click “Unblock”.

Why You Might Want to Block Someone on LinkedIn

Aside from receiving spammy or inappropriate messages, there are a few good reasons why you might want to block someone on LinkedIn. I personally know three of them.

Stalker behavior – If someone is behaving like a stalker, even if they technically aren’t one, it’s best to block them. Life is too short and professional connections are too valuable to waste time on people like that.

Former employee, business partner, or boss – If you didn’t part ways on good terms, there’s no need to show them how well or badly you’re doing. Some people hold grudges or take offense at the smallest things.

Exes – Even though LinkedIn is a professional network, it’s not uncommon for exes to try and find you there. While it may not matter to you what they know about you, not all exes have innocent intentions.

There are a few other useful tricks you can use on LinkedIn to make a great first impression.

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Getting Rid of a Connection

Sometimes, you just gotta cut ties with someone. Maybe they don’t know when to quit or they flood your inbox with spam. But don’t worry, removing them as a connection is the solution to your problem.

  1. First things first, head over to your Feed page on LinkedIn.
  2. Next, locate the three dot menu icon on the right side of the person you want to get rid of.
  3. Now, click on “Unfollow NAME” and follow the prompts to confirm your decision.

By doing this, you won’t block them entirely, but you’ll successfully remove them as a connection, meaning their annoying spam won’t pop up on your feed anymore.

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How to Manage Your Connection Requests on LinkedIn

Hey there! If you’re someone who receives and sends a bunch of connection requests on LinkedIn, don’t worry! I’ve got a simple solution for you. You can easily manage all your requests from the Manage invitations dashboard. It’s a user-friendly interface that shows you who sent you connection requests and who you’ve sent them to.

  1. First things first, let’s head to My Network. You can find it in the top menu of your profile window.
  2. In the network screen, look for the pending invitations box and click on Manage all.
  3. Now, you can choose between Received or Sent invitations and select the request you want to deal with.

Here comes the best part! You have multiple options to handle the connection request. You can resend it, delete it, or even personalize it. Just click on the circle to the left of the profile or the envelope icon to the right, and you’re good to go.

LinkedIn has made it super easy for us to block people, manage messages, and take care of all things business on the platform. It’s the perfect place to showcase your professional self and connect with people who can have a positive impact on your business or career.

By the way, if you have any other awesome tips for managing contacts or messages on LinkedIn, don’t hesitate to share them with us in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!

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