What You Need to Know About the 2018 Update to LinkedIn Privacy Settings
Does all the recent news about Facebook privacy have you worried about your LinkedIn privacy? Don’t fret! In this short video, Viveka von Rosen dives into LinkedIn Privacy settings around Microsoft and data exports on LinkedIn.
You may already be aware of some of these settings, but others may be new to you. Watch the video or keep reading to learn about your security settings on LinkedIn and how they relate to visibility.Here's what you need to know about the 2018 Update to @LinkedIn privacy settings ~ written by @meaghanmae feat. @LinkedInExpert. #LinkedInUpdate #SellingwithLinkedIn #DigitalSales #SocialSalesClick To Tweet
New LinkedIn Privacy Settings
Under your Settings and Privacy, there are at least two new LinkedIn Privacy Settings that deserve your attention.
- “Representing your organization and interests” – This setting defaults to Yes and shows you as an employee of your listed Experiences.
- “Profile visibility off LinkedIn” – This is automatically set to Yes and allows people to pull your information into Outlook and other permitted services. Since June 2016 Microsoft has owned LinkedIn, and Viveka expects to see more of their programs blended into the social media platform. She said, “As Microsoft begins to integrate itself with LinkedIn and vice versa, you’re going to see more of this type of setting.”
Viveka’s LinkedIn Tip to Manage Posts and Activity
By default, your posts on LinkedIn are set to Public, meaning that your first-degree connections will see them, as will second- and third-degree connections if the post is shared.
When it comes to privacy, you may decide that a comment or post that you published needs to be edited or deleted. In this video, Viveka shares a quick tip on how to easily access your posts and activities on LinkedIn.
No matter what page you’re viewing, you can click on the ‘Me’ icon, and then click ‘Posts & Activity.’ This will be highly valuable when you’re on a prospect’s profile writing a connection request, and you want to include a link to a LinkedIn Article you published. Just open it up in another tab and then come back to paste the appropriate URL into your message. It eliminates a few extra clicks.LinkedIn Profile Privacy Settings just got a little more user-friendly! Learn more from @meaghanmae and @LinkedInExpert. #SellingwithLinkedIn #LinkedInUpdate #DigitalSelling #SocialSellingClick To Tweet
Do you have any tips that help save time when prospecting on LinkedIn? Let us know in the comments below.
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