Do you want to know how to download all your data from LinkedIn?

by HAL | May 29, 2019

From connecting with old school classmates or professors to securing new job openings, LinkedIn is a definitive social network for experts but only a few users know about the capability of LinkedIn outside its online platform.

Like other social media platforms, LinkedIn enables its users to download their profile data. This includes everything from articles and message to likes and connections.

While the vast majority of the data is only amusing to watch, other data can give a further understanding of your profile.

In this article, we will show you how to download all your LinkedIn data and what you can do with it.

The process of downloading your LinkedIn data is a lengthy one and this is majorly because LinkedIn needs to gather all the data you’ve requested from your profile and after that compile it in .csv format.

So, let’s start!

  1. At the top of your LinkedIn homepage, find and click on the “Me”
  2. You can then click on “Settings & Privacy” from the dropdown menu.
  3. Under the “Privacy” tab at the top of the page, scroll down to the “How LinkedIn uses your data” section.
  4. Under the “How LinkedIn uses your data” section, click “Change” next to “Download your data”. (You may be prompted to sign in.)
  5. This will take you to the Download your data page where you can select which data you want to download.
  6. Click on “Request archive” after you have selected which data you want to download.

LinkedIn gives you an estimate of how long it will take to prepare your data for download. You will at this point be prompted to enter your password again.

You will get an email when all your data is ready for download. You will be able to download your data quicker if you picked selected categories for download. This happens because it is a lot simpler to archive categories of data than it is to archive your entire LinkedIn profile which may take as long as 24 hours.

If your connections have agreed to have their email addresses and phone numbers accessible through data extraction, you can take this data and add it your CRM or email marketing tool. We advise that you do this with connections you really know or have previously engaged.

However, if you decide to delete your Linked account, downloading your LinkedIn data will be a good idea as it guarantees that you will always have access to all your data even when you no longer have a LinkedIn account.

Whatever your reason for downloading your data may be, it is good to see that social media platforms allow users to be in control of their data.

We hope you enjoyed this article, please let us know if you have tried downloading your data on LinkedIn and why. Also, don’t forget to follow us on other of our social media platforms, to get updates on our events.