No matter which social network you are on, it is important to have control over your information and privacy, especially when you use them as part of your online networking and visibility plan. It is the same thing when you are on the LinkedIn, you need to check your privacy controls as well, set it right and get your online reputation managed properly – especially in relation to the content that you are happy to share with others, either connected to you in your social network or a broader community.
After all when you are updating your LinkedIn profile, you don’t always want everyone in your network to see the changes you are making. Let’s get those things done!
1. Login to Your Linked Profile
After you login to your LinkedInprofile, click on the “Account & Settings” link, it is available on the top right of every page, click on your name and then you see the Settings, click on that, you will be brought to a page where allows you to choose how your information is displayed, how you want to be contacted, and your overall privacy preferences.
2. Turn on/off Your Activity Broadcasts
This is the area if you don’t want people to see when you update your profile, make any recommendation or connect with new people, you can change the settings here. You can either turn the broadcasts on or off.
3. Who can See Your Activity Feed
There are different setting for you to choose in this area, you can either choose to let “Everyone, Your Network, Your Connection or Only You,” Having set it to ‘Everyone’ has great strategic visibility, particular when you send content (e.g. articles, helpful resources etc) to your news feed.
4. What Others See When You’ve Viewed Their Profile
If you don’t want other people see you visited their profile, don’t want your detail shows up in other people’s profile when you visit theirs, you can change the settings here.
5. Who can See Your Connections
If you leave your connections open, people can click on the area to see who are they, you may sensitive about it, so alternative way will be chosen to set ‘Only You’. It means your detail will still come up when people are searching and look for the connection on LinkedIn, your name will be up in terms of be seeing the person connected with them, but they won’t be able to go to your profile, your people connected in your network, can’t click on them and see all the details.
That’s about – 4 key privacy control areas you need to look into on the LinkedIn, take your time and go through them and adjust the settings as you wish.