There may come a time when you will want a copy of your LinkedIn posts, articles, contacts, recommendations and other important information that is housed on the LinkedIn platform.
The good news is that it’s not hard to download the data.
I recommend you do this from time to time.
For starters it’s a great way to reuse and repurpose your past content.
Second, you can turn your recommendations into social media posts and add a section to your website with testimonials.
Third, you can see all of your connections and then ensure you have them on your email list (you will likely need to do manual research to find most connections’ email addresses as they aren’t usually included in the download).
The easiest and fastest way to obtain a copy of your LinkedIn data is to initiate a data download from your Settings & Privacy page:
- Click the Me icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.
- Select Settings & Privacy from the dropdown.
- Click the Data Privacy on the left rail.
- Under the How LinkedIn uses your data section, click Get a copy of your data.
- Select the data that you’re looking for and Request archive.
You can select specific categories of data or a larger download. If you select a specific type of data, we’ll email you within minutes. If you select the larger download, you’ll receive an email within 24 hours. Use the link provided in the email to download the information you requested. The data will be available for download for 72 hours.
- You should only download your data from a personal computer and not a public computer.
- This feature is currently not available on mobile.
- You’ll only receive the categories of data that are applicable to your account and activities on LinkedIn. For example, if you don’t have certifications listed on your profile, you won’t receive a Certifications file.
- LinkedIn will only provide your own personal data and not that of other members. LinkedIn does not provide People You May Know or Who’s Viewed Your Profile data.
- If you close your account, you’ll no longer have access to your LinkedIn account data. For more information, you can check out what happens after you close your account.
- You may notice in your connection data that some of your connections’ email addresses are missing. That’s because members choose in their privacy settings whether to allow others to download their email address.
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