LinkedIn logoA client and I were chatting only a few moments ago about changes to her LinkedIn profile and she happened to mention about this ‘under-the-radar’ change to your privacy settings that happended this week on LinkedIn.

Did you spot it? Do you know about it?

LinkedIn have introduced a new default setting that allows your name and photos to be used for third-party advertising. I’m having a horrid Facebook privacy setting flashback, as we speak!

As far as myself and my client are aware this wasn’t announced and we weren’t fully aware of it. Not great news when it comes to your privacy whilst online.

If like me you would prefer that your name and photos are not shared with third-party advertising companies you can QUICKLY adjust your LinkedIn Account Settings by…

  1. Click on your name on the homepage (upper right corner)
  2. On the drop-down menu select “Settings”
  3. On the 4 large tabs (left hand side at bottom of your screen) – select “Account”
  4. Then select “Manage Social Advertising”
  5. Untick the box next to “LinkedIn may use my name, photo in social advertising”
  6. Job done :O)

Hope this handy tip helps you keep control of your online privacy.