How to Hide a Contact’s Activity on Your LinkedIn Newsfeed

Did you know you can hide a contact’s activity on your LinkedIn newsfeed?

I didn’t either, until I had the privilege of meeting with some LinkedIn folks a few weeks ago.

Sure, you want to stay connected with your contacts, right? But some connections like to tweet a lot.

With those tweets linked to their LinkedIn newsfeeds, it can all become too much.

For those who tweet irregularly, no problem, right. A hashtag here and there.

For prolific tweeters, however; whether they realize it or not, they take up a lot of my LinkedIn newsfeed reading time. And it’s often about things I’m not so interested in. (I love the Oscars, but imagine a contact “live tweeting” the Oscars, and pushing those tweets onto your LinkedIn feed. Notsomuch.)

The problem is, you still want to stay connected.

The solution? THE HIDE BUTTON.

Here’s how: 

  1. Go to your LinkedIn homepage, you’ll see “All Updates”
  2. Hover over a status update and you’ll see the word “hide” appear in the right corner of the contact’s update frame
  3. Choose your more loquacious contacts and click “hide” (if you dare)
  4. Watch their updates disappear from your newsfeed

The beauty is, you’ve not deleted them from your list of contacts. Rather you’ve cleaned up your newsfeed and things can return to normal.

The downside is that you won’t see ANY of that contact’s updates unless you visit his or her profile directly. And I’m not sure how to “unhide” contacts (there must be a way), so be certain it’s what you want to do.

If you know about “un-hiding” contacts, or have other related tips, share them here!

Until next time!

Jared Redick
Visit: The Resume
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2 Responses

  1. Here’s how to un-hide that person’s activities:

    At the top right of any LinkedIn page, pull down the arrow by your name, choose Settings.

    In Settings, open the Account settings.

    In Account Settings, choose “Customize the updates you see on your home page”.

    Here, you can find a tab labeled “Hidden”. This is where you can un-hide updates which you have hidden previously.

    However there’s also the tab labeled “Update Type”, this tab has a LOT of different options for what you want to see in the activity stream. I’m pretty sure that by un-checking “Application updates from your connections”, this will block the Tweets of all your connections.

    Too bad these settings aren’t applicable on a per-connection basis. It’s either, hide everything form a person, or, hide a certain category of updates from everybody.

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