How To Block Someone On LinkedIn Without Visiting Their Profile

LinkedIn has made lives easier for those who are willing to switch their jobs or start with a new one, meet people around the world, and connect with them for willing opportunities. This connection lets us explore the professional life of the other side while also finding if there is a job requirement at a certain place that suits your profile along.

Yet, there are a few times when you do not want some people to be shown anywhere near you, be it your ex-boss, ex-colleagues or your ex-partner. In that case, you can learn how to block on Linkedin without viewing profile right here.

Before blocking someone without clicking on their profile, have a look at How to view the other profiles on Linkedin without them knowing?

How To Block Someone Without Clicking On Their Profile ? (Android/iOS)

Step 1: Tap on the profile icon or your picture on LinkedIn to reach your profile page.

Step 2: Tap on the Settings icon. Select ‘Privacy’ tab from the top of the page.

Step 3: Choose ‘Profile Viewing Options’ here.Linkedin

Step 4: Tap on the ‘Private Mode’ to be anonymous for others.

Step 5: Now if you will visit someone’s profile, he/she will not be notified about your visit with the name. Rather, it says that ‘Someone Anonymous has viewed your profile.’

Step 6: Tap ‘More’ beside the name of the person whom you want to block.

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Step 7: Select ‘Report or Block’ at the end. The next prompt will ask you if you want to report this profile or report this image? Select whichever is right for you or else, you can select Block at the top.

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Once done, you can again go back to update the settings from the Privacy tab under Settings.

With these settings above, you can block someone without looking at their profile or actually hiding from them.

Also Read : 6 Amazing Tips to Up Your LinkedIn Game

How To Block Someone On Linkedin Without Viewing Profile? (Web)

Step 1: Log in to your Linkedin profile.

Step 2: Click on the profile icon from left and reach your profile page.

Step 3: Find ‘Me’ from the top bar and unfold it.

Step 4: Choose Settings and Privacy and a new tap will automatically open.

Step 5: Select Privacy tab. Scroll down and locate ‘How others see your Linkedin activity’.

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Step 6: Click ‘Change’ right beside ‘Profile Viewing Options’. Here, select ‘Anonymous Linkedin member’.Anonymous Linkedin2

Step 7: Visit the profile you want to block, select ‘More’ beside their name and choose ‘Report/Block’. And select the required option.

Also Read : How to Disable LinkedIn App Notifications in Windows 10

Why Block Someone On Linkedin?

Though we have explained to you already how to block someone without going on their profile, yet blocking looks like an extreme step. Yes, it finally relaxes you and kills all the way of contacting each other.

Yet if you simply want to cut the connection without extremeness, you can go for the steps below. Tap on the profile of another person whom you want to technically ‘break-up’ and select ‘More’ beside their name.Linkedin block

  • Unfollow The Connection: Tap or click on the Unfollow tag here in order to stop seeing updates from the person. In this case, you won’t be able to see his posts and updates but he can.
  • Remove Connection: as this slot is chosen, you are totally disconnected from each other. None of you can see updates of each other. Yet if you want to connect again in the future, send a connection request.
  • Report/Block: As already discussed, you are able to block someone on Linkedin here. Also, you can choose to simply report with any issue like profile picture or mentioning the exact reason in the next section.

Also Read : LinkedIn Can Now Advise Your Next Career Move


Now that you are aware of how to block on Linkedin without viewing a profile, do that if things are not comfortable. Or else, you can go for unfollowing or removing connection as well. Whatever you choose, we are listening to your more queries and reviews. Keep posting them in the comment section below.

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  • comment_avtar
    God bless you for this post. I blocked the person in peace ?

    1 year ago
    • comment_avtar
      Mridula Nimawat
      Thank you for appreciation.

      1 year ago
  • comment_avtar
    This post was so helpful. I was able to block a harasser from a previous workplace with a greater sense of safety because of you. Thanks for relaying this information

    1 year ago
    • comment_avtar
      Mridula Nimawat
      Glad it helped.

      1 year ago
  • comment_avtar
    After blocking can we restore our setting back of visibility? will our name be visible then?

    1 year ago
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      Mridula Nimawat
      No, once you have blocked them, it won’t show your name to that blocked profile.

      10 months ago

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