Many of us might delete our LinkedIn accounts for various reasons, but still, some people might ask: can you reactivate LinkedIn? You can do it within 14 days after you delete or deactivate your account.

Can You Reactivate LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is the one and only platform that is focused on business right now. It is also one of the safest social platforms you can find, not only for its very nature but also because LinkedIn cares a lot about the privacy of its users.

That is why we see privacy issues much less than on other platforms like Instagram and Twitter. That is the reason why a lot fewer people delete their accounts.

But still, some people do, and many of them wonder if they can reopen that account again or not.

Thankfully you can do it within the first two weeks after you delete the account. As LinkedIn says: “In most cases, we can reopen your account if it’s been closed less than 14 days. We’re unable to reopen accounts closed for more than 14 days. You can reopen your account directly by attempting to log into your LinkedIn account or utilizing the link provided in the original account closure email from your desktop or your mobile device.”

Can You Reactivate LinkedIn?

They are able to reactivate your account and you will get access to all your connections again, but there are some things that cannot be retrieved:

  • Group memberships
  • Followings (Top Voices, Companies, etc.)
  • Ignored and pending invitations
  • Endorsements and recommendations

But let’s see how to recover a deactivated LinkedIn account.

Can you reactivate LinkedIn?

There are two cases to recover: personal accounts.

  1. Open the login page
  2. Enter the email address that is connected to your account
  3. Enter the password
  4. Click sign in

Or…

  1. Open your email inbox
  2. Open the email that LinkedIn sent you after you deactivated your account
  3. Click on the link in that email
  4. If the link does not work, you will be redirected to the login page
  5. Enter the email address that is connected to your account
  6. Enter the password
  7. Click sign in
  8. Click on the reactivate button once you are redirected to the page to initiate the reactivation process.
  9. LinkedIn will send you an email to confirm that you want to reopen the account.
  10. Click on it and confirm your request.

Another way is to contact the LinkedIn help center and ask them to reopen your account. Fill up the “contact us” form available on the website.

You must use the name and the email address you used for that account. Explain your issue in the text box and send the request.

But since they are usually short of staff, this might take some time and they might see your request after the 14 days deadline. Then the answer to whether can you reactivate LinkedIn would be a big no!

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