Did you know that LinkedIn has made it possible for your Connections to see when you are actually on the platform (desktop or mobile)? It’s true! A few months ago they quietly added and turned on this feature.
What you also might not have known is that whenever LinkedIn has a new feature or changes an existing one, they tend to default the settings to be in their favor and not have your privacy concerns in mind.
While I can think of many reasons why this might prove helpful to some – a salesperson that wants to pounce on an old client to pitch their new employer’s product – I can just as easily see why you’d want to turn this feature off.
For instance, do you really want your boss seeing that you’re logged into the platform again even though your current job has nothing to do with leveraging LinkedIn? Well, how would you like to be able to hide your Active Status when you’re on LinkedIn?
You can manage whether or NOT you display your active status by visiting your Settings & Privacy (look under Me and then Account) and then follow the red arrows below.
BTW, if you haven’t explored (or revisited) the entire Privacy section of your account settings I strongly encourage you to do so and the sooner the better! If you have questions or would like help with this portion of your LinkedIn profile, feel free to contact me here.