How to delete contacts from LinkedIn

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Relationships change over time, and sometimes you need to part with certain contacts whether it’s personal or business relationships.  With social media, we get so many connections over time we don’t really think about if we should go through our past thousand contacts we may have and see if there are some to delete.

It’s easy to do so with Facebook, but what about LinkedIn contacts?  I will give you step by step instructions on how to remove your old Linked In contacts without your contact even knowing you did so.

  1. Login to www.LinkedIn.com obviously. 🙂
  2. Click on “MyNetwork” at the top of your screen.
  3. Click on “See All” on the left side of your screen under “Your connections”
  4. You will then see a list of all your connections.  Click on “Search Connections” at the top of the list and type in the name of someone you are looking for.  As you start typing, the list gets smaller and narrows in, so there is no need to spell the entire name.
  5. Once you find the person you are looking to remove, click on the 3 dots to the left of their name, then click on “Remove connection” from that drop down menu.
  6. You will then be prompted with the following message.
  7. Click “Remove” and that’s it!  They’re gone.

Bonus info, if you are looking to just find old contacts to delete that you made connections with years ago and don’t recall names but just want to do a general cleanup.  The list is sorted by most recent connection as you can see in the list it has noted how long you’ve been connected.  Simply scroll to the bottom, you’ll have to keep scrolling down as it reveals more contacts as you continue scrolling.  You can work your way from the bottom up using the same instructions as above from point #5 on.

About Daniel Gauthier

work as a peace officer in various forms. Daniel wrote a book in 2009 called “Tech-Knowledgy” which got him on television and radio a few times. The concept behind the book was “to level the playing field between computer techs and non-techies so they don’t get take advantage of”.
Daniel has a couple certifications including MCP and A+; he is preparing to write the Network+ exam and has studied CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and CHFI (Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator). Daniel has run his own computer service business “TwinBytes” since 2004. He has done a few talks on cyber security and generally enjoys training, educating and helping others.