On LinkedIn, the basic type of connection is a contact you know personally and who you trust on a professional level. Once you've "connected" to them on LinkedIn, you are considered a 1st-degree connection.
You also have an extended network of connections made up of people that your connections know. Your communication options for your extended network vary based on how closely connected you are. Here are some things you can to do with connections:
- Connect with others by sending them an invitation, or by accepting their invitation to you. Learn more about invitations.
- Control who sees your Connections List.
- Interact with and learn more about your connections.
Here are some common concerns about connections:
- Differences in connection counts
- Missing connections
- Removing a connection & notification of removal