Sending Messages to Connections and Contacts

How do I send messages to connections or contacts?

Last Reviewed: 10/18/2013
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You can send a message to your connections from your Inbox or your Contacts page. The message will be sent to the recipient's LinkedIn inbox and possibly to their email address, depending on their LinkedIn notification settings.

To send a message to one or more connections from your inbox:

  1. Click the envelope icon at the top of your homepage.
  2. Click Compose on the left.
  3. Type your connection's first or last name in the To field. You can add up to 50 recipients.
    • To browse a list of connections to whom you'd like to send a message, see the instructions below on sending a message from the Contacts page.
  4. Enter a Subject and write your message in the large text box.
  5. Check the boxes next to "Allow recipients to see each other's names and email addresses" or "Send me a copy" (optional).
  6. Click Send Message.

To send a message to one or more connections from your Contacts page:

  1. Move your cursor over Network at the top of your homepage and select Contacts.
  2. Click Filter by and select Connections Only.
  3. Check the box next to the connections you'd like to send a message to.
    • Note: If you check Select All, you'll only select up to 1 page of connections at a time.
  4. Click the Message link above the list of contacts.
  5. Enter a subject and write your message.
  6. Click Send Message.

Note: If the contacts you've selected are synced from an email account, you may have the option to select Send via LinkedIn Message or Send via…(email provider).

  • Clicking Send via…(email provider) will send a message from your email account to that person's email. An item will not appear in either one of your LinkedIn Inboxes.
  • If you don't see Send via LinkedIn Message, then you're not connected to the person on LinkedIn. They are simply saved to your contacts. Sending them an email is the only option unless you send them an invitation to connect.

To send a message to only one connection from the Contacts page, you can click the Message link that appears under their name when you move your cursor over their information.

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