Controlling Who Can Send You Invitations

How do I control who can invite me to connect?

Last Reviewed: 12/02/2015
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You can select who can send you invitations from the Communications tab of the Privacy & Settings page. You'll receive a notification each time a LinkedIn member invites you to connect.

Select one of the following preferences:

  1. Anyone on LinkedIn (Recommended)
  2. Only people who know your email address or appear in your "Imported Contacts" list
  3. Only people who appear in your "Imported Contacts" list

Note: If you select one of the last two options above, go to the Add Connections page to make sure your Imported Contacts list is up to date.

Invitations that don't meet your preferences will appear in your blocked invitations list.

To see your blocked invitations:

  1. Click the Grow My Network icon at the top of your homepage next to your profile picture.
  2. On the People You May Know page, click the down arrow by the people icon on the.
  3. Any blocked invitations you have will appear.
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