On the Linkedin App on your mobile phone both on Andriod and IOS the active status is really useful and on your desktop messages. This helps when you know someone is online or not! When the green dot on your profile is full it means that person is active but when the green dot is empty that means that person is no longer active! It is so useful when needing to have a chat with someone and you want to message them as you can have a live conversation with them in your messages!


If you do not want people to message you the current LinkedIn does go on default which you can switch off by doing the following:

✔ Click the Me icon in the top right corner of your LinkedIn homepage.

✔ Select Settings & Privacy from the dropdown.

✔ Click the Privacy tab at the top of the page.

✔ Under the How others see your LinkedIn activity section, click Change next to Manage active status.

Select who can see when you’re on LinkedIn by choosing one of the following options:

✔ Your Connections only – Only your 1st-degree connections will be able to see when you’re on LinkedIn.

✔ All LinkedIn members – All LinkedIn members will be able to see when you’re on LinkedIn.

✔ No one – No one on LinkedIn will be able to see when you’re on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is improving all the time on how people can communicate with each other and this is certainly a useful feature on your mobile!

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