LinkedIn Clarifies Inactive Accounts Policy: Here’s What You Need to Know
LinkedIn recently updated its policy on inactive accounts.
In the past, LinkedIn would remove inactive accounts from the platform.
However, LinkedIn has now clarified that it will no longer be removing inactive accounts.
Instead, LinkedIn will be filtering out inactive accounts from follower and connection counts.
What are inactive accounts?
LinkedIn defines an inactive account as one that has not been logged into for an extended time.
Inactive accounts can also include restricted accounts, which are accounts that have been removed for violating LinkedIn’s policies, and hibernated accounts, which are accounts that members have chosen to deactivate.
Why is LinkedIn filtering out inactive accounts from follower and connection counts?
LinkedIn is filtering out inactive accounts from followers and connection counts to provide members with more accurate data about their reach and engagement.
When inactive accounts are included in follower and connection counts, it can give members an inflated sense of their audience size.
How will this change affect your account?
If you have a LinkedIn account, you may see a decrease in your follower and connection counts as a result of this change.
However, it’s important to note that this does not mean that you are losing followers or connections.
It simply means that LinkedIn is filtering out inactive accounts from its platform.
What can you do to avoid having your account filtered out?
There are a few things you can do to avoid having your LinkedIn account filtered out:
- Log into your account regularly. LinkedIn considers an account to be inactive if it has not been logged into for a period of six months.
- Keep your profile updated. LinkedIn is more likely to filter out accounts that are incomplete or outdated.
- Engage with other members. This includes liking and commenting on posts, sharing content, and participating in groups.
LinkedIn’s decision to filter out inactive accounts from follower and connection counts is a positive change for the platform.
It will help to ensure that members are seeing accurate data about their reach and engagement.