Guide: Features to Help You Control Your Feed and Conversations
February 1, 2021
Did you know that your social activity on LinkedIn impacts the type of content seen in your feed?
Your LinkedIn feed should have conversations and news relevant to you based on the people you are connected with, the people and organizations you follow, and the topics you’ve shown interest in. This helps you make the most out of the community you’ve built, the content they’ve put out, and the conversations you will have. However, we know there are occasions where you might see something that you don’t want in your feed or isn’t relevant to you.
This guide gives you all the ways you can customize your experience on LinkedIn — from building your trusted community, to tailoring your feed and controlling your conversations. I hope you will find it helpful.
Build your trusted community
Connect with people you know and trust: Your feed is built from members you’re connected to and those you follow, so connect wisely to keep your feed relevant. Here’s a bit more on creating trusted connections.
Build personalized recommendations: Want to find other people to follow? Check out personalized recommendations on people, groups, companies and organizations that could be particularly relevant.
Unfollow people and conversations: While keeping a vibrant and diverse network and feed is a great way to improve the value of your time on LinkedIn, unfollowing accounts or conversations that are no longer relevant is important too. To do this follow these simple steps.
Mute individuals or pages: You can mute an individual or Page that might show up on your feed because a connection of yours commented, reacted, or reshared that individual’s content. You can mute and unmute a conversation at any time.
Tailor your feed
- Signal what you like and dislike: You can tell us what you want to see more and less of by clicking the three dots (...) on a post. This will open a toolbox of options available, including saving the post to review later, reporting the post, or even hiding the specific post from your feed by clicking “I don’t want to see this.” These are all quick ways to help your feed become more relevant to you.
Add your voice: When you like, comment or share posts, you’re letting us know that these types of posts are something you care about. We’ll make sure you see more of these posts, whether from that person or company, or that format of post. And when people like or reply to your insights, we will make sure they see more of you.
Use hashtags: From broad business topics like #creativity and #content to other topics like #blacklivesmatter or #digitalmarketing, hashtags are another way to shape the conversations and insights in your feed. Simply click on any hashtag you like in the feed and then click follow under the hashtag’s title. Here are a few more tips for using hashtags.
Control your conversations
- Report harmful conversations and content: If you see something you believe may violate our policies, whether in profiles, posts, messages, comments, or anywhere else, please report it to us. Here’s where you can learn more about our Professional Community Policies.
- Understand how your content gets shared: Your posts can be seen by your connections and followers in their feed unless you’ve limited their visibility settings. If your content is relevant and sparking conversation, it may be visible to others in the community beyond your connections and followers.
- Decide who sees your posts: Depending on what you want to say, there are times when it might be more helpful to engage only a specific audience. For example, you might want to ask your connections, who you know and trust, for a particular piece of advice. You can quickly indicate the audience you want to reach while creating your post.
- Set comment controls: You can choose who you want to allow to comment on your posts, before or after sharing: anyone, your connections only, or no one. If comments are disabled after you share a post, any existing comments on that post will be deleted. Keep in mind, re-enabling comments won’t restore any comments that were deleted. More on comment control in our Help Center.