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How to Delete Your LinkedIn Account

To close your LinkedIn account, you need to complete a request process. After this, your account should be permanently closed after a waiting period.

Speed: 3 Difficulty: 3

Walkthrough to Delete Your LinkedIn Account

Delete your LinkedIn account in 8 easy steps.

1. Access the LinkedIn website

You can access the LinkedIn website by clicking on the following URL:

LinkedIn website

2. Login into your account

Enter your credentials to log in to your LinkedIn account.

You can access the login page directly by clicking on the following URL:

LinkedIn log in page

3. Click your profile picture icon and “Settings & Privacy”

Click on the icon with your profile picture in the top right corner.

Then select the “Settings & Privacy” option.

LinkedIn profile icon menu - "Settings & privacy" option

4. Click “Close Account”

Once in the settings menu, scroll down to the bottom and click the “Close Account” option.

LinkedIn settings menu - "Close account" option

5. Click “Continue”

Click “Continue.”

LinkedIn - close account "Continue" button

6. Select a reason for closing your account

LinkedIn will now ask why you’re closing your account.

Select an option from those presented on the screen, then click “Next.”

Reason for closing your LinkedIn account

7. Give more information about why you’re closing your account

Provide more information on why you’re closing your LinkedIn account, then click “Next.”

Text box to give more information on why you're closing your LinkedIn account

8. Enter your password

Enter your password.

If you wish, click on the checkbox to not receive emails from LinkedIn.

Finally, click “Done” to complete the process.

Enter your password to close your LinkedIn account

You will see a message saying your LinkedIn account was closed.

LinkedIn - We've closed your account message

Congratulations! You have successfully deleted your account!

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