LinkedIn Tutorial For Business – Privacy and Settings

LinkedIn Privacy and Settings

LinkedIn tutorial - privacy and settings

LinkedIn’s new format for ‘Privacy and Settings’. We have prepared a LinkedIn tutorial so you can see the new look of this setting and we also provided an explanation for each section.

Like LinkedIn says, ‘You’re the boss of your own account!’, so enjoy reading and take note of the new format in order to maximise these changes.

With the new format, LinkedIn divided the ‘Privacy and Settings’ into three sections as shown below:

1. Account

The Account section is the first step that you need to look into when setting up your account. You will notice that this is categorised into five parts:

  • Login and security
  • Site preferences
  • Subscriptions and payments
  • Partners and services
  • Account management


This is where you find the basic settings such as changing password, managing LinkedIn through WeChat and purchasing LinkedIn Premium, if you are interested. Below is the actual look of this section:

LinkedIn tutorial - login and security

2. Privacy

In this section, you will see all security precautions and privacy guidelines. Similar to the Account section, you will also notice that this is sub-divided into different parts, which are the following:

  • How others see your profile and network information
  • How others see your LinkedIn activity
  • How LinkedIn uses your data
  • Job seeking preferences
  • Blocking and hiding


Aside from managing your privacy, you can also edit your advertising profile, block or hide your connections and notify people that you have been mentioned in a certain article.

Here’s an additional insight where you can set-up what others see when you’ve viewed their profile

  • Click on the ‘Privacy’ and look for ‘Profile Viewing Options (See the orange box below to easily identify the specific section)
  • You may now select what others see when you’ve viewed their profile

LinkedIn tutorial - profile viewing options

3. Communications

This is the section where you can manage your communications and how frequently you want to be visible with your connections. It is also divided into three parts:

  • Notifications by channel
  • Who can reach you
  • Messaging experience


Below is the sample image of this section:

LinkedIn tutorial - notifications

Now that you’re already familiar with this format of LinkedIn’s Privacy And Settings, you can now manage all the necessary settings you want to change. If you are still confused and not yet ready to use the new format, there’s an option to view the previous version. However, we recommend that you start learning these changes because they might remove the option after some transition period.

It is also good practice to regularly check your settings, as they might revise the format without any prior notice.


If you’re interested in mastering LinkedIn here are the training courses available:

Customised LinkedIn Training – Please, drop us a line 
Beginners – LinkedIn “Ready, Steady, Go!”
Intermediate – LinkedIn “For You and Your Business”
Advanced – LinkedIn “Like a Pro With Content Marketing”
Note: Your company may also qualify for NZTE subsidy with these workshops.
Email us or call 09 634 4390 for more information or if you are unsure which course is right for you.


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