Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Requesting an archive of your data, part of Up and Running with LinkedIn.
- Another way to protect your data is to simply request an archive of it directly from the source. Many social networks allow you to download big chunks of data that you've put into their system over the years. Facebook and Twitter both allow you to download archives of your material, and LinkedIn is no different. In this movie, I'll show you how to download your archive data from LinkedIn. Let's go up to the top right here. Go down once again to Privacy & Settings. On the Privacy & Settings tab, once you click on that, it's gonna take you to this screen right here. You can then go down to Account, and on the Account side, you can go over here to the right and choose Request an archive of your data.
It tells you here that you can download your LinkedIn data, you can request an archive of all of your activity and data on LinkedIn at any time. It'll take about 72 hours for the system to compile it, and once it's finished, you'll get an email with a link where you can download it. You'll also be able to access your archive by going to your settings, selecting the Account tab, and clicking Request an archive of your data. Down at the bottom here, it also shows you what's included in that archive. Your data archive is going to include all of the information LinkedIn has stored about you that you can't access in other ways, including all your activity and account history from who invited you to the time of your latest login.
For the full list, you can visit their Help Center to view all of that information. Then over to the right, all you have to do is click Request archive. Once you do that, it may sign you out. You can click Sign back in to request that, and it will then take you back here. Click Request archive again, and it will tell you, Request pending. You should see a message that says, Success! You'll get an email within 72 hours with a link to download your archive. It asks you here at the bottom, what's on its way? You'll get all the information, basically it goes through that same statement again down there at the bottom.
So this just gives you a full list of what's going on, how long it's gonna take, and then all you have to do is sit back, relax, and wait for the email. Once the email comes, you will then be able to go online and access this in a file that you can download to your computer and have access to all of your information completely offline.
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- Adding work experience and education to your profile
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