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Giuseppe Gurrieri

How to Hide Your LinkedIn Connections From Competitors

Publisched on
21st June 2022

On LinkedIn, you can send connection requests and develop connections with other members of the network.
By default, all your connections can see your contacts when they visit your profile. If you want to avoid that anybody can see your contacts, then you have to make a little change in your profile's personal privacy settings.

Note: This does not prevent your contacts to see common contacts.

Why should you hide your LinkedIn connections?

If you are a business owner, making contacts public can be a downside, as your competitors or other recruitment companies will target your employees, customers and partners. You aim to support relationships with all these people for many years, and it is simple to understand that you would not like others to approach them.

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To use this LinkedIn feature, you need to make some easy steps:

  1. Sign in to your LinkedIn profile.
  2. On the upper right-hand corner of your LinkedIn profile Click on the Me Icon.
  3. Click on Settings & Privacy.
  4. Click on the Visibility option from the left and select Connections.
  5. Tap on the Change option of your choice.

That's it!


  1. Do you want a competitive advantage? Expand your LinkedIn network in quantity and quality more than your competitors.
    The solution: Linked Assist
  2. Do you want the people in your network to listen to you? Then face them.
    The solution: GP Group Poster



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