After my recent post on using LinkedIn for coffee meeting networking, I got asked a “how to” question on LinkedIn.  This one is easy once you learn it…. How to remove a connection on LinkedIn.

Remove Connection LinkedIn

  1. Go to the profile of the person from whom you want to disconnect.  In this example you would be removing me as the connection (Please don’t!).
  2. Find the drop down menu near the top of the page (circled in red in the image above)
  3. Hover over the arrow that points down
  4. Choose the bottom option “Remove Connection” (circled in red in the image above)

The person will NOT receive any notification that you disconnected from him/her.  However, they may figure it out if they go to your profile and see you as a “2nd” connection but remember being previously a “1st” connection.

Bonus idea:  When was the last time you reviewed your connections and removed anyone you don’t remember meeting or, for one reason or another, no longer want to share your network with?   If you get stuck in an airport or are bedridden with a cold  (the only two times I can imagine anyone having extra time for something like this), it wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Good luck!  Alison



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Alison has more than fifteen years of professional services marketing and business development experience. She is a Boston College Double Eagle, holding both a BS in Management with concentrations in Marketing & Information Systems, and an MBA. Alison is a member of the 2009 Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of honorees.