Connections - Overview

What are connections?

Last Reviewed: 04/15/2015
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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:

Here are some common concerns about connections:

Note: You can send emails directly from LinkedIn to people you've synced into your Contacts, even if they're not a 1st-degree connection. Learn more about syncing contacts or sending messages.

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