Have you sent an invitation on LinkedIn and now regret it?

Want to know how to cancel a connection⛓️ request? You can do it from the “My Network” section.

Connections⛓️ are the main pillars of any social media📹 and LinkedIn is no exception. You need a vast network🕸️ to get better outcomes in this business-oriented platform.

How to Cancel a Connection Request on LinkedIn?

A lot of us start🏁 requesting everyone we can think🤔 of when establishing our account for the first🥇 time⏱️.

But it is nothing new to send an invitation on social media📹 and then regret doing so. This happens a lot on Instagram for me.

It’s not like❤️ I cannot make up my mind about that particular person, just sometimes we decide🤔 in a hurry and then regret it. No big deal!

Invitations and requests are precisely what they are called; the recipient can accept them or not. As I mentioned, a lot of us try to expand our connections⛓️ ASAP by sending a lot of connection⛓️ requests all at once. But why should we even withdraw an invitation?

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How to cancel a connection⛓️ request?

Follow the following steps to cancel any pending invitations.

  1. Open your LinkedIn account
  2. Click🖱️ on the “My Network”
  3. Click🖱️ on the “manage” button at the upper part of the opened page, in front of “pending invitations”
  4. Select the “Sent” section
  5. Click🖱️ on “Withdraw” for any connections⛓️ you want to cancel the request

But why cancel a request? Are there any benefits to doing that?

There is no doubt that expanding your network🕸️ has a lot of benefits, especially if you are trying to promote your business💸 and attract some clients or if you are on a job hunt.

But still, there might be requests that are never accepted; people 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 can easily just deny an invitation!

Keep in mind that there is a limitation of 30,000 for LinkedIn connections⛓️. You can only follow people🧑‍🤝‍🧑 after that, and your posts do not appear in your following feed, so maybe being careful about who you choose to send a connection⛓️ request to on LinkedIn can be a good👌 strategy.

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If you hit the limitation and now want to connect⛓️ with someone to have a chat with, you need to remove✂️ some connections⛓️ before that. Besides, there is a limitation on the number of pending requests you can have in your account.

Well, there is no official number for this one, but some say the limitation for pending invitations is 3000, and when you reach that, you cannot send any other invitations unless you withdraw some older ones.

So now that you know it is possible to cancel requests, maybe it’s time⏱️ to clean up your network🕸️ from some of them. It is not such a big deal; you can withdraw any requests for anyone; it doesn’t matter if you’ve accidentally sent that invitation or simply regretted connecting with them.

But you need to know that the users might notice that you’ve canceled on them (if they’ve seen your invitation on their account).

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So if you know them face to face, maybe it’s not the best😎 idea💡 to withdraw your invitation, especially if you’ve sent them recently.

And last but not least, you should know that you cannot resend another invitation to the users you canceled on for about three weeks. So maybe you want to choose carefully?

To wrap up

Knowing how to cancel a connection⛓️ request on LinkedIn doesn’t seem that important🖋️, but it is as essential 🖋️ as knowing how to expand your network🕸️.

You need a reasonable connection⛓️ network🕸️ to be able to work on your brand on LinkedIn but need to keep an eye👀 on the number of people🧑‍🤝‍🧑 you are connecting to.

There is a 30,000 limitation, and believe it or not, there are always better targets out there.