LinkedIn has become the most important social network to maintain contact with different professionals from all sectors. This social network allows us to share our professional experience with the rest of the users, as well as our interests and our attitudes. Today we explain a trick that will allow you to visit the LinkedIn profile of another user anonymously .
Visits to LinkedIn user profiles are not private by default, since the moment we decide to visit someone else's profile, they will receive a notification informing them of our activity. The information that we will receive when another person decides to visit our profile depends on the level of connection we have with said user, although in no case will the visit go unnoticed.
Visit LinkedIn profiles anonymously from your computer
If we want to visit LinkedIn user profiles anonymously with our computer, we must follow some very simple steps that we describe below.
The first step will be to access the privacy settings of our LinkedIn account. This is something we can do from our profile photo, which is in the upper right corner of the interface of this social network. By clicking on the photo a small menu will be displayed, we need to select the option " Settings and privacy ".
Once inside the LinkedIn privacy settings section, we need to scroll to the " Profile view options " section.
Within this section we will find different options, related to the visibility of our activity within the LinkedIn platform.
- Your name and holder. With this option, your name, owner, location and professional sector are made known when you visit another person's profile.
- Characteristics of the private profile. This option will only show the position, the company or the sector to which you belong.
- Private mode. This is the option that interests us in this case. If you activate it, you can visit a LinkedIn profile privately without leaving any record of it.
Something you should keep in mind is that if you select one of the last two options, the statistics of your LinkedIn profile will be deactivated. This means that it will no longer inform you of the 5 people who have visited your profile in the last 90 days.
How to view LinkedIn profile privately with mobile
The LinkedIn application for smartphones also allows you to configure your profile, to be able to visit the profiles of other users anonymously. Next, we describe the steps you must follow, if you are a user of an Android or iOS smartphone.
The first step will logically be to open the LinkedIn application. Once it has been opened, we have to tap on our profile photo and then select the " Settings " option , which appears at the top of the interface.
The next step is to select the "Privacy" tab, and then access " Profile view options ".
Once inside, we will see the same three options that we have described previously.
Visit LinkedIn profiles anonymously from your browser
Another very simple trick that we can use to visit LinkedIn user profiles completely anonymously is to log out of our account, and then access another user's profile using the web browser.
However, this method will not allow you to access all LinkedIn profiles, as it will depend on the privacy settings that each user has established.