How to View a LinkedIn Profile Anonymously


Don’t want LinkedIn to tell someone you’ve viewed their profile? Here’s how to view profiles anonymously.

Have you ever felt the urge to check out a LinkedIn profile, but got discouraged knowing that LinkedIn notifies people when you check their profile?

In your default LinkedIn settings, your profile display options are public. Luckily, you can view profiles anonymously, and LinkedIn doesn’t have to notify people when you view their profiles. In this article, we’ll show you how to do just that.


How to View a LinkedIn Profile Anonymously

To view profiles anonymously, all you have to do is change your settings to view in private mode, and then you’re good to go.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Go to the LinkedIn website or mobile app and sign in to your account.
  2. Click on your profile icon.
  3. Select Settings and privacy.
  4. Go to Visibility.
  5. Select Profile display options.
  6. LinkedIn will provide you with options to select what other people see when you’ve viewed their profile. Here you will select Anonymous LinkedIn Member.

When you choose to view in private mode, this feature will clear your viewing history and disable the ability to see who has viewed your profile. This means that you will no longer see who viewed your LinkedIn profile.

LinkedIn also lets you manage your visibility in other ways, like your activity. This allows you to ensure that your connections only see what you choose to show them. Check out our guide to managing your LinkedIn profile visibility to help you make your account more private.

Take control of your LinkedIn experience

LinkedIn is a great platform to use for networking and building professional relationships. Most of the time, networking on LinkedIn requires you to browse different profiles, and in this process, you may not want people to see that you have viewed their profiles.

Fortunately, the instructions provided above allow you to browse LinkedIn profiles while maintaining your privacy.

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