Cultivating Trust and Security on LinkedIn

November 8, 2018

When you’re on LinkedIn, you want to know that you’re talking to real people, you feel safe and you’re engaging with professionally relevant content. One of the most important ways we do this is by empowering you to control your LinkedIn experience. From deciding whether to accept a connection request to displaying contact information on your profile, you control your interactions on LinkedIn.

Our Trust Product team is one of several groups focused on building privacy and security into our products as they are created, and once a product is live, making sure to keep LinkedIn professionally relevant.

We give you control over the information you share and receive on LinkedIn. Here are three things you can do:

Decide how you present yourself on LinkedIn

You control how you present yourself on LinkedIn. From the content on your profile to your posts in the feed to how you are mentioned, this is your information. You can also choose who sees it - both the information you feel comfortable sharing and who can read it.

Tell us when things aren’t right

While we have robust automated filters to catch fake profiles or bad content, we also want to make reporting it easy for our members. Our team made it simple: click on the three dots at the top right of any post, comment, or message to report inappropriate activity.

Choose your community

You also have control over how you build your network and interact with other members. Examples of these features include filters for who you can receive messages from and invitation controls that allow you to accept, deny, or ignore a connection request. Check out this video to learn more.