Request a fast or full archive of your data, and examine how to close your account once you have the archive.
- [Instructor] It may be a good idea from time to time to backup and download your data on LinkedIn. In this video, we'll take a look at how to do that. So, up top, on the navigation bar, I want to click on my profile image where it says Me and, from here, select Settings & Privacy. Now, in here, I want to make sure I'm on the Account tab. And, if so, you can scroll down until you see Download Your Data. It's telling you here you can download and archive your account data, posts, connections, and more. If I click on that, I have a couple options.
First, you can download The Works, which is all of the individual files, plus more. And if you do this, it will take quite a while. It takes up to 24 hours for you to request that archive until you actually will receive it. Or you can choose the Pick and Choose option. And, here, you can select the data files that you're most interested in. So, maybe you just want to backup your articles, imported contacts, invitations, recommendations, or more. So, say for instance, I wanted to backup these three things.
I could do that and then request that archive. And it's telling me here that that would only take 10 minutes. But, like I said, it may be a good idea from time to time to download and backup this data by going through this process. Now, in this Account tab is also where, if you scroll to the bottom, you can close your LinkedIn account out. Now, I don't recommend you do that, but, if you do, I do recommend that you download your data before you do it. So, down here, if I scroll down, I could click on Closing Your LinkedIn Account and it will bring this up, saying, we're sorry to see you go.
And from there, you can close it out. Now, once you close your account entirely, you'll receive a confirmation email letting you know that LinkedIn's going to be disposing of your data. Again, this is why I recommend that you first request your data, in case you ever decide to set up your account again. I do advise that you're careful when closing your account. Make sure that it's a decision that you want to make, because once you do it, your account's gone and you'll need to start your profile from scratch if you decide to have a LinkedIn account again.
- Creating a LinkedIn profile
- Growing a professional network
- Following companies and influencers
- Sharing updates and articles
- Sending and receiving messages
- Searching for jobs
- Upgrading to LinkedIn Premium
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 10/18/2018. What changed?
A: The following topic was updated: LinkedIn Groups.