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How to View a LinkedIn Profile as an Anonymous

You might have got a notification from LinkedIn, that someone has viewed your profile. It is the same notification that other people receive when you check their profile. Now you might be thinking, how can you avoid notifying others whenever you look at their profile. If yes, then this write-up is for you. Here, we’ll discuss – How to view a LinkedIn profile as anonymous? But, first of all, let’s understand this feature of LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is the most professional social networking platform. Unlike other social networking platforms, people do not use it to connect with their friends or family. People use LinkedIn to connect with various professionals, corporate people, and other professional organizations. However, there are some more differences as well between all other social media platforms and LinkedIn. You can check other people’s profiles by being anonymous on other social networks. While on the other hand, LinkedIn sometimes notifies you about the people who have checked your profile. It may seem a decent feature from your point of view as you can find out who viewed your LinkedIn profile anonymously. But, it doesn’t seem elegant from the other’s point of view. As, whenever you look at someone’s profile, they’ll get notification about it, and they might also consider you as a cheap stalker. The fact that someone is secretly keeping an eye on their profile can also disturb them. Hence, the solution to “How to view a LinkedIn profile as anonymous?” becomes more necessary. Don’t worry as here we’ll provide you some tips and tricks to view LinkedIn profiles anonymously. So, without any further ado, let’s check the ways through which you can check someone’s profile without being noticed.

How to View a LinkedIn Profile as Anonymous

There are two ways through which you can view a LinkedIn profile as anonymous. We have mentioned both the methods below.

Make Changes in Account Settings

You can look at Linkedin profiles anonymously by just making some changes in your account settings. However, these changes can also make other people anonymous, and you’ll no longer be able to check who has viewed your profile. So, you are advised to proceed with this method only when you are okay with the above condition.

  1. First of all, login to your LinkedIn account on PC over the web.
  2. Then, look for your profile icon.
  3. Click on it.
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  4. Now, select the Settings & Privacy option to be anonymous on LinkedIn.
  5. After that, you have to select “How others see your profile and network information” option from the left side of the page.
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  6. Look for Profile Viewing Options under How others see your LinkedIn activity.
  7. Select it.
  8. After clicking on Profile Viewing Options, you have to select Anonymous LinkedIn Member under Private Mode.
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That’s all. Now you can view a LinkedIn profile as anonymous. From now onwards, whenever you view someone’s profile, it will show them that some anonymous person has checked their profile.

However, selecting this option also disables you from keeping a check on the people who view your profile.

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Use Google

This is the easiest method to check someone’s profile anonymously. With the help of this method, you can view the LinkedIn profile without logging in to your profile. All you have to do is to search the name of the person on Google whose profile you want to view. You might get a lot of results. Hence, to avoid unnecessary results, type the company name or profession as well. For example: Aman Gehalot LinkedIn EMIAC Technologies.

Use Google

Now just click on the top search results to check the profile of that person anonymously. Along with that, you can also see who is viewing your profile. However, there are certain limitations to this method. Sometimes you might see a limited information of the profile. Hence, we usually do not prefer this method.

So, these are some methods through which you can view a LinkedIn profile as anonymous. Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages. It entirely depends on your preferences that which one you want to select. However, it is assured that the other person will not see your name whenever you view his/her profile.

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