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Merging LinkedIn Profiles: A Few Clicks Away

September 11, 2018

One of my clients recently came to me with a problem: He had two personal LinkedIn profiles, and he couldn't recall why the second one ever came into existence. To make things worse, LinkedIn was doing what it was supposed to, and recommending people try to connect with him via the new profile.


He had dozens of people trying to follow his unwanted account, while his older, robust account already had 500+ followers. 


His question to me: "How do I fix this?"


As it turns out, LinkedIn actually has a built-in process for merging profiles. 


Here's how to do it:

  1. Log in to LinkedIn under the profile you want to keep. 

  2. From your main feed, click on your profile window in the top right. 

  3. In the dropdown menu, clicking on Settings & Privacy under ACCOUNT. 

  4. Scroll down to the Account Management section and find the "Merging LinkedIn Accounts" option.

  5. Click "Change." 

  6. Walk through the following steps. 

Note: This process will require you to enter the password and email address connected to your unwanted profile. At this stage, my client didn't know his password, but that was quickly remedied. He simply requested a password change. After a quick visit to his email, he changed the password, and we were able to merge his accounts. 


Need ongoing assistance with your company's LinkedIn profile? Contact us today to learn how Poetica Marketing can grow your social media presence and nurture followers into brand loyalists. 

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