Inviting colleagues, coworkers and members of your industry to join your contact circle on LinkedIn is an ideal way to widen your professional circle, but some people leave LinkedIn without deleting their profiles and others seldom check their accounts, so your invitation may sit endlessly. To clean up your account and track how many people have accepted your invitations, you can remove these messages from your sent list. Removing an invitation from LinkedIn doesn't delete it from the invitee's mailbox; it simply deletes it from your screen. If the person eventually accepts, you'll be connected at that time. You can also choose to withdraw the message entirely if the recipient has not yet viewed the invitation.
Log into your LinkedIn account. Hover your cursor over the Contacts link in the menu and click Connections from the drop-down menu.
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Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the "sent invitations" hyperlink next to the word "outstanding."
Check that the Sent Invitations tab at the top is enabled. By default, the most recent invitations are at the top. Sort by oldest invitations, if desired, by clicking the Newest link and selecting "Oldest."
Scroll to the invitation to remove and check its "Select" box. You can select multiple invitations to remove.
Click the "Delete" button. Note that there is no "Do you really want to delete this invitation?" warning message. LinkedIn simply deletes the invitation and displays a yellow box stating the number of deleted invitations.
Log into your LinkedIn account. Click the Inbox link in the menu, then click the "Sent" link in the left toolbar.
Click the "Sent Invitations" tab.
Click the blue "Join my network on LinkedIn" hyperlink on any message without the green Accepted message.
Click the white "Withdraw" button on the message. (If the message has already been read or opened, this button will not appear.) LinkedIn reports that it has removed the message from the person's inbox.