How to Hide Your LinkedIn Contacts From the General Public

Select #4 under “Privacy Controls”

Did you know you can hide your LinkedIn connections? 

“But why,” you say? “Why hide the connections I’ve so diligently tended?”

For professionals whose connections basically represent their client list, it may be smart to keep that list within your control.

Here’s how:

  1. Login to your Linked profile
  2. Hover over your name in the upper right corner
  3. Click “Settings”
  4. Click “Select who can see your connections” under “Privacy Controls” (in the “Profile” tab near the bottom of the page, fourth on the list in the picture I’ve uploaded with this post)
  5. Choose “Only You” in the drop down menu

While you’re there, check out all the other behind-the-scenes controls LinkedIn offers.

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

A word of caution: I’ve been told that your connections will still see your mutual connections, but I’ve not been able to clear this up. Also, LinkedIn will still display your contact count.

Only you will know if it’s best to hide your list of contacts, but knowing you have the option gives a lot more control over your professional Rolodex.

Until next time!

Jared Redick
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