When you receive messages from other members, LinkedIn sends notifications to your email account (optional based on your settings) and to your LinkedIn inbox. You can respond to these messages through your email provider or directly through your LinkedIn account.
To reply to a message received through your email provider, use that provider's reply option. This will send a response to the member's email address and not to their LinkedIn inbox. Note that your reply will not be shown in your LinkedIn inbox, so the original message may appear as a pending action item on LinkedIn until it is archived.
To reply to a message posted in your LinkedIn inbox:
- Click the Inbox icon at the top right of your homepage.
- Click Reply under the email you want to respond to.
- Type your message above the previous message. By default, the setting "Allow recipients to see each other's names and email addresses" is checked. If you don't want this, uncheck the box.
- Click Send Message.