You can ask someone to join your professional network by sending them an invitation to connect. If they accept your invitation, they'll become a 1st-degree connection. We recommend that you only send invitations to people you know well and trust because 1st-degree connections are given access to the primary email address on your account.
You can invite people to connect from the following areas:
- A member's profile - Click the Connect button on their profile page.
- Search results - Click Connect to the right of the person's information.
- The Add Connections page - Search your email address book to find contacts or invite them using their email address.
- People You May Know - Click the connect icon under the person's name to send an invitation. To add a personalized note to the invitation, move your cursor over the suggested member and click the envelope icon. Then, type your note or use what’s there and click Send invitation.
As your account matures, you may be required to enter an email address every time you send an invitation.
Note: You can't paste links or add attachments to invitations.