How Do I Unlink in LinkedIn?

On LinkedIn, a linked contact -- a contact who has accepted your invitation to join your network or a contact whose invitation you have accepted -- is identified as a first-degree connection. Similar to other social networking websites, LinkedIn has removal processes in place to remove a connection from your contact list. Removing a connection disconnects -- or unlinks -- him from your network. You can remove a single connection from his Profile page or remove multiple connections simultaneously from the Connections page.

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LinkedIn gives you the option to confirm the removal of a contact.
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Unlink a Single Connection

Step

Sign in to your LinkedIn account and click the "Connections" tab, which lists your contacts.

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Click the "Connections" tab in the menu bar.
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Click the contact's picture.
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Scroll to the contact -- who is a first-degree connection -- you want to remove. You can confirm that a contact is a first-degree connection by the "1st" icon that appears next to his name. If you have a large number of contacts, use the Search box to find the person. Click the contact's picture to go to his Profile page.

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Click "Remove Connection" from the menu.
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Hover your cursor over the arrow next to the "Send a Message" button and then select "Remove Connection" from the drop-down menu. If the Remove Connection option doesn't appear on the menu, go back to the Connections page and refresh your list of connections. Click the "Connections" tab, select the "Settings" icon resembling a gear, and then click "Refresh" under Email, Contacts and Calendars.

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Click the "Remove" button.
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Read the list of consequences of removing the person from your network in the pop-up confirmation window, such as losing all shared content and updates from the person. Click the "Remove" button on the pop-up window to remove the person.

Unlink Multiple Connections

Step

Sign in to your LinkedIn account, hover your cursor over the "Connection" tab and then click "Keep in Touch" to open the Connections page.

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Select "Keep in Touch" from the menu.
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Click "Connections Only" from the menu.
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Click the "Filter By" drop-down menu and then select "Connections Only." The results display your list of first-degree connections.

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Select "Remove From Contacts" from the More menu.
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Select the check box next to each person you want to remove. Click "More" at the top of the first person on the list and then click "Remove From Contacts."

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Click "Remove."
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Click the "Remove" button on the pop-up window to confirm that you want to remove the connections from your network.