LinkedIn Free and Upgraded Premium Accounts

What are the different types of LinkedIn accounts?

Last Reviewed: 11/26/2015
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We offer a Basic (free) account as well as various upgraded Premium accounts.

Basic (free) account

A Basic account is for anyone who wants to create and maintain a professional profile online.

  • Build your professional identity on the web.
  • Build and maintain a large trusted professional network.
  • Find and reconnect with colleagues and classmates.
  • Request and provide recommendations.
  • Request up to five introductions at a time.
  • Search for and view profiles of other LinkedIn members.
  • Receive unlimited InMail messages.
  • Save up to three searches and get weekly alerts on those searches.

Premium accounts

We have Premium account options for job seekers, sales and talent professionals, as well as the general professional who wants to get more out of LinkedIn. If you have a free account and want to upgrade, you can compare account types described below.

Learn how to try premium for free or downgrade to a different plan. Read more about the benefits of upgrading to a LinkedIn Premium account.

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