You know how on LinkedIn you see people adding skills, or updating their profile photo, or following organisations often after a burst of restructuring at the workplace? Well, these updates are broadcast to all your connections on LinkedIn – but you can turn them off.
Just click on your profile photo on the far right of the menu bar, go to Privacy & Settings, then select Turn On/Off your activity broadcasts, or just go to https://www.linkedin.com/settings.
Unticking this box will stop broadcasting your profile changes into Newsfeed. Good idea if you are tidying up your profile, or updating a number of sections on LinkedIn. If you are just updating one or two areas, then you could leave it on as this is a more subtle way to publish an update into the Newsfeed. But if you are doing a big overhaul of your profile then it might pay to switch this off for a while – you can always re-enable later on.
While you are in this section, there are a few other settings you might want to review:
setting your own LinkedIn URL
controlling who can see your connections
reviewing which parts of your profile you want to have publicly visible
choosing what you want others to see when you have viewed their LinkedIn profile.
It’s worthwhile taking a look at these as the default settings are reasonably open.
LinkedIn have just made it easier to see whether your activity broadcasts are on or off when you are in the Edit Profile screen. Look for a box similar to this one – you can change the setting here are well.