How to remove a connection on LinkedIn

Sometimes you may need to remove a connection on LinkedIn, maybe you haven’t had contact with to them in a while, or you just don’t remember who they are. However, it’s not always easy to find that “unfriend” button, which LinkedIn refers to as “Remove connection”. There are a few ways to do this, and the first one is so super simple.

Super simple way to remove a connection on LinkedIn

  • Go to the profile of the connection you wish to remove
  • Click on the arrow that’s on the left of the Send a message button
  • Select the last option, Remove connection


Remove a connection with stealth

If you wish to remove someone without visiting their profile first, so you don’t show up on their activity feed, this is how you do it:

  • Click on Connections at the top of the page

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  • Click on Filter by All Contacts and select Connections only

  • Click on the More inside the mini profile display and select Remove connections

Remove contact individually

Remove more than one connection at the same time

  • Select all the connections you wish to remove by checking the box next to their profile picture
  • Scroll up to the middle of the page and click More and select Remove from contacts

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  • Double check you want to remove the contact then click Remove


Will they know you’ve removed them?

LinkedIn does not send out a notification to anyone you’ve removed so go ahead and remove those contacts that aren’t adding any value to your LinkedIn network.

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