LinkedIn Privacy: Can Others See Who Viewed Them?

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Can People See Who Viewed Their LinkedIn Profile? Unveiling the Mystery


LinkedIn, the professional networking platform, allows you to connect with colleagues, showcase your skills and discover new opportunities. But one lingering question haunts many users: Can people see who viewed their LinkedIn profile? The answer, like many things in life, depends on a few factors. Let's delve into the world of LinkedIn profile views and privacy settings.



The Free Version: A Glimpse, Not the Whole Picture


With a free LinkedIn account, you have limited access to who viewed your profile. You'll see a number next to "Who's Viewed Your Profile" on your homepage, but the platform only reveals the last five people who viewed your profile within the past 90 days. These viewers' names and profile pictures are displayed with a blurred effect, offering a tease rather than a full picture.



Premium Perks: Unveiling the Visitors


Upgrading to a premium LinkedIn account, such as LinkedIn Sales Navigator, unlocks the full potential of profile view insights. Here's what you get:

    See All Viewers: No more guessing! You can see the names and profile pictures of everyone who has viewed your profile in the past 90 days.

     Advanced Filters: Refine your view by time frame, job title, company, or even industry to understand who's interested in your profile and why.

     Incognito Mode (for the Discreet Networker): This feature allows you to browse other profiles anonymously. However, keep in mind that if you use incognito mode, you won't be able to see who viewed your profile either.



The Nuances of Privacy Settings


Both free and premium users can control some aspects of profile visibility through privacy settings. You can choose to:

     Turn off profile viewing history: This prevents anyone from seeing that you viewed their profile. However, it's a reciprocal arrangement – you won't be able to see who viewed yours either.

     Control who can see your activity feed: This allows you to manage what others see about your profile interactions, such as liking or commenting on posts.