How to Delete a LinkedIn Account

Your LinkedIn profile includes your network of other LinkedIn users, your group membership information, your profile and resume details, private messages and invitations, and the recommendations and endorsements you've received from other users. Closing a single LinkedIn account permanently deletes all this information; you won't be able to re-open it or retrieve any account information after you complete the closing process. If you want to keep your current account and delete a duplicate account, ask LinkedIn's support staff to merge the information from the duplicate account with your current account.

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Log in to your LinkedIn account and go to your account settings (see Resources). LinkedIn may prompt you to log in a second time.

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Click the "Account" tab in your settings dashboard.

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Click "Close Your Account" under the Helpful Links section.

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Select your reason for closing your account and click the "Next" button.

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Review the email addresses and account information to confirm you are closing the correct account. Then, click the "Verify Account" button.

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Click the "Close Account" button on the subsequent screen to permanently close your LinkedIn account.

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