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How to Remove a Mention or Tag of Yourself on LinkedIn

by LinkedIn Profile, LinkedIn Training

In this article you will learn how to remove a mention or tag of yourself on LinkedIn.

If your name has been mentioned in a LinkedIn post or you have been tagged in a photo on LinkedIn, your profile will be linked in the post, comment, or photo.  Depending on your LinkedIn settings, if you’re mentioned by another member, you’ll receive an email and update on LinkedIn.com notifying you. Here’s the steps you can take on your desktop to remove the mention.

How to Remove a Mention on LinkedIn

Click the  More icon in the top right corner of a connection’s post.
Click Remove mention from the list of options that appears.
Click Remove.
The post will no longer link to your profile.
Once you’ve removed the mention, your name will still appear in plain text but the link to your profile won’t be present.

How to Remove a Tag on LinkedIn

Click on the Tag icon on the photo.
Click on the X icon next to the tag with your name to remove the tag.
The member that mentioned you originally won’t be notified that you’ve untagged yourself from the post.

How to Disable Mentions and Tags on LinkedIn

If you don’t want any of your connections or other members to tag you in their posts/comments on LinkedIn you can disable mentions / tags by others. Here’s how to do this from your desktop.

Click the  Me icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.
Select Settings & Privacy from the dropdown.

Click the Visibility section on the left pane.

Under the Visibility of your LinkedIn activity section, click Mentions or Tags.

Switch the toggle to Off next to Allow mentions.

Do people need my permission to mention me on LinkedIn?

Officially, LinkedIn members do not need your permission to mention you. In some cases, being mentioned in a post on LinkedIn can be a good thing if someone is thanking you, or referencing content that you’ve written or shared. In other cases, it may not be appropriate to have your name mentioned in the LinkedIn post and you do not want to be associated with this type of content. In terms of professional etiquette, I think LinkedIn members should consider what is appropriate before mentioning people’s names in posts.

While I can not speak for everyone, what I have observed is that more and more people are treating LinkedIn like social media, and they’re keen to get your eyeballs on their content. There are better ways to do this than mentioning 10+ people at the bottom of a post or in the comments.

Do people need my permission to tag a photo of me on LinkedIn?

My gut reaction to this question is yes! It is not okay to take someone’s photo, post it on LinkedIn and then tag the photo without their consent. Read more about this from the Australian Government’s esafety Commisioner at Consent for sharing photos and videos. The key etiquette I recommend you follow when taking photos of people and sharing them on LinkedIn is:

  • Explicitly ask the person is this is okay with them. Get their consent. Explain why you’re taking it and where it will be used.
  • Ask before sharing photos of people and respect their decision if they do not wish to be photographed or have the photograph shared.
  • If someone asks you to remove an image or video of them, do it. They may not know how to use LinkedIn or how to remove the mention.

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Karen Hollenbach, LinkedIn Expert Consultant, Educator & Mentor

Karen Hollenbach, LinkedIn Expert Consultant, Educator & Mentor

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