How to Delete a Post From LinkedIn

If you’ve posted something to your LinkedIn profile that you no longer want people to see, you might be in a bit of a panic. Fortunately, the process to delete an unwanted post is quick and easy.

How to Delete a Post From LinkedIn

Read on to learn how to delete a LinkedIn post.

How to Delete a LinkedIn Post

In just a few clicks or taps, you can delete content that’s no longer relevant to your profile.

  1. On your LinkedIn profile, locate the post you want to remove.
  2. Click the three-dot “More” icon in the upper right of the post.
  3. Tap or click the “Delete Post” trashcan from the drop-down menu that opens.
  4. Choose “Delete” in the pop-up window to confirm that you really want to permanently delete the post.

Can I Recover a Deleted LinkedIn Post

Currently, there’s no way to recover a post that you delete by mistake. For that reason, consider writing your posts in a notes app or a word processor program first. You can spell-check them and copy them to your profile. Then, if you ever delete them by accident, they’re stored somewhere else and not lost forever.

How to Edit a LinkedIn Post

If you don’t need to discard an entire post but just edit it more to your liking, it’s also an easy process.

  1. Scroll to the post you’d like to edit.
  2. Click the “More” icon that looks like three dots on that post.
  3. Click the pencil icon to “Edit post.”
  4. Edit the text in the post to your liking.
  5. Click “Save.”

Often, all you have to do is tweak a post without having to completely delete it. Note that only the text can be edited in a published post. If you want to update the media in a post, you’ll have to delete the post and publish a new one.

How to Delete Profile Activity

If you want to delete your activity, you can do so for all the profile Activity over the last two years.

  1. Tap or click the “Me” icon at the top of your homepage.
  2. Choose “View profile.”
  3. Scroll to the “Activity” section.
  4. Click “Show all activity.”
  5. You can choose to view any kind of activity: Posts, Videos, or Comments.
  6. Select the three-dot icon next to anything you want to delete.
  7. Choose “Delete” and confirm if it requires it.

Note that you won’t see an “Activity” section if you’ve not interacted with LinkedIn for a year or more.

How to Delete a Comment

You can also delete a contribution or comment from an article using the same series of steps.

  1. Find the comment you want to delete either underneath the article or in the “Comments” section of your Activity page.
  2. Click the content you wish to delete.
  3. Choose the “More” three-dot icon.
  4. Select the “Delete” trashcan icon in the drop-down menu.
  5. Click “Delete” again to confirm that you want to remove the contribution.

How to Delete a Post Reaction

We’ve all accidentally clicked “Like” on a post when we didn’t intend to. Whether you want to change a reaction because it was an accident, or you just want to remove a reaction, it’s a straightforward process.

  1. From your profile, find the “Resources box” and click the “Show all resources” link at the bottom.
  2. Click “Activity.”
  3. Choose the “Reactions” tab at the top.
  4. Locate the content from which you want to remove your reaction.
  5. Where you previously clicked “Like,” click it again to “Unlike” it.

This will remove your previous “Like” and will leave you neutral without any reaction to the content.

How to Find Your Post to Delete It

In some cases, you might not be able to find the post you want to delete. If so, follow these steps to use a commonly overlooked menu item.

  1. Click on the “Me” icon.
  2. In the drop-down menu, look for the “Posts & Activity” option.
  3. Scroll through your post history to find the post you’re searching for.

It’s unclear why some posts are difficult to locate, but this menu should make visible all the posts you’ve created. It isn’t searchable (yet), but it’s scrollable.

Why Would I Delete a Post?

Since LinkedIn is used for business networking, it’s common for users to post that they’re either hiring or looking to be hired. Once this is no longer the case, it’s important to update your profile by deleting the outdated post.

Occasionally, your post content doesn’t align with your company image. This is another reason why you might want to delete a post.

Finally, you may post something by complete accident. It can be a slip of the mouse or an accidental publish before the post was ready. Both circumstances may require a post deletion.

LinkedIn Deleting Tips & Tricks

There are a few things you can do to help make your LinkedIn sharing and deleting go more smoothly:

  • Before you delete a post, remember that any social interactions with the post from other users will also be lost.
  • Once you delete a post, LinkedIn won’t distribute that content actively anymore. The post will still be visible if any copies have been cached or archived by your followers.
  • If you’re having trouble finding the post you’ve published, check the “Me” menu for the “Posts & Activity” option. This should locate any publishing you’ve done.
  • If you want to keep the post’s interactions but no longer show the content, you can always edit the text to say “content removed,” which leaves the likes and comments in place.


Once I’ve deleted a post, is there any way someone can still see it?

After you delete a post, it will no longer show up on your profile to viewers. It may, however, still appear in any digest emails that were sent previous to the deletion.

Why can’t I update the image shared with a link I posted?

LinkedIn remembers the content of your most recent shared link for three days. Until that time passes, you can’t update any information using the same URL you’ve already shared. Once three days have passed, you can change the title and image information in your post. Before then, you’ll have to delete it and create a new post if you want to update it.

Deleting a LinkedIn Post

You may’ve accidentally published a post and need to quickly remove it. Or maybe you’ve posted that you’re job searching and this is no longer the case as you’ve been hired for a post. Either way, LinkedIn makes it easy to delete the content you no longer want to display on your profile.

Have you ever deleted a post on your LinkedIn profile? If so, did you use any of the tips and tricks featured in this article? Tell us in the comments section below.

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