LinkedIn often tells people when you view their profiles and shows your name to them. That person may get notification via alert or email saying you viewed their profile. In case you are not aware, it is possible to prevent LinkedIn from displaying your name. You will find the steps to view profiles anonymously on linkedIn.
Before you set your profile to anonymous have a look on the types of profile viewing available in LinkedIn.
Choosing this option show your name and headline. If you set your profile view to this option, whenever you visit others profile on LinkedIn, they will see your name, picture and profile headline.
Choosing the second option will just reports semi-anonymous information i.e. your professional title and industry.
By using this option you are totally anonymous. This mode ensures the highest level of privacy and won’t show any details about you.
Before starting how to view profiles anonymously on linkedin, let me tell you its only downside. If you select either private profile characteristics or private mode then LinkedIn will disable your who’s viewed your profile data and erase your viewer history. In other words, you will not able to see when others visit your profile unless you are a premium linked in member.
Follow the steps given below to view LinkedIn profile anonymously.
1. Log in to your LinkedIn account on your pc.
2. Once you are logged in, click on your profile icon located in top right corner and click on setting and privacy option in dropdown menu.
3. On the next page click on privacy and on the privacy screen click on how others see your LinkedIn activity.
4. Then click on profile viewing options
5. Now choose private mode.
Now, you will be able to surf LinkedIn and check out others profile without them identifying you.
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