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What People Can See on Your Profile

Who can see my profile and what will they see?

Last Reviewed: 02/20/2014
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Your profile is visible to LinkedIn members who've signed in to LinkedIn.com. LinkedIn members in your network can see your name and LinkedIn profile. If your contact settings allow InMail messages, certain Premium account holders can also see your full name and full profile.

  • Members outside your network only see a shortened profile without your name.
  • Only 1st-degree connections and people you've emailed before who have added you to their LinkedIn Contacts can see your email address.
  • 3rd-degree connections and members you share groups with who have free accounts will only see your first name, last initial, and the top section of your profile when searching by keyword.
  • If any member searches by your first and last name, they can see your full profile unless you have blocked them. Learn more about blocking.

Note: A public version of your profile is called the public profile. It appears when people search for you on Google, Yahoo!, Bing, etc. You can change your public profile settings to control the profile information that shows up in public search results.

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