Approving and Pre-Approving Group Members

How do I approve my group members?

Last Reviewed: 10/14/2015
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As a group owner or manager, you have several options for approving members for your group.

Sending an invitation
  • If you use the Send Invitations option for your group, you don't need to pre-approve members.
  • These members will be automatically approved upon their request to join.
  • Group members can invite their connections to Standard Groups. This option isn't available to Unlisted Groups.
Pre-approval by individual email address
  1. Move your cursor over Interests at the top of your homepage and select Groups.
  2. Click the My Groups dropdown at the top of the page and select your group's name.
  3. Click Manage to the right of the group name.
  4. Click Pre-approve People on the left.
  5. Enter names of connections and/or click the Add other email addresses... link to include email addresses of contacts who are not connected to you on LinkedIn.
  6. Click Pre-approve.
Manual approval of all other member requests to join

You can manually approve a request to join your group from the Pending section of the Members tab. You'll receive notifications of requests to join your group, but you can also check the group periodically to accept or decline any pending requests.

  1. Move your cursor over Interests at the top of your homepage and select Groups.
  2. Click the My Groups dropdown at the top of the page and select your group's name. Click Manage, to the right of the group name.
  3. Click the Requests to Join link on the left.
  4. Click the box next to the member's name and click Approve.
    • Instead of Approve, you can click Decline or Decline & Block to decline and prevent that person from applying for membership again.
Member to member invites (Not available in Unlisted Groups):
  1. Move your cursor over Interests at the top of your homepage and select Groups.
  2. Click the My Groups dropdown at the top of the page and select your group's name.
  3. Click Invite Others on the right side of the page.
  4. Start typing connection's names in the box and select those you wish to invite.
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