How to Disconnect from a LinkedIn Contact

By April 10, 2014Social Media

We’ve all had it: professional connection remorse. Once upon a time we worked with a colleague or otherwise had a relationship with someone with whom we connected on LinkedIn. At the time, it made sense. At the time, the connection was valuable to both parties. But now? Now that’s just somebody that you used to know. So,while you’re packing up the vinyl and sending back borrowed T-shirts, take a look at your LinkedIn connections and, if necessary, clean them up. Here’s how:


  • Login to LinkedIn
  • Click on Network
  • Click on Contacts
  • Scroll down to find the contact you want to ditch, or you can use the search function to find their name
  • When you hover over that contact’s entry on your list, some options will appear, including one that reads: More. Click on More.
  • The option to “Remove Connection” will then appear. Click this option to forever sever ties with your connection.

Now, go eat some Ben and Jerry’s and remind yourself that you’re a good person. 


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