So, it may be a while since your last LinkedIn Training session. You may be happily using LinkedIn, perhaps you are needing a refresher? But I wonder …… have you checked your settings on LinkedIn recently?
A contact on LinkedIn sent me a very our to character sales type message with a link yesterday and today he messaged me to say that his account had been hacked. I have responded to his message to tell him how to claim his account back and thought I would share this with you.
Whether your LinkedIn account has been hacked or not it is still worth visiting your Permitted Services to ensure that you recongise all the apps you have given permission to, to access your LinkedIn account.
What I mean by this is, if you have for example set Klout up to measure your social score you will be giving Klout permission to access your LinkedIn profile – and that is absolutely fine, you want that, you want your activity on LinkedIn to be measured. But sometimes, you will have clicked other links, sometimes unknowingly or unwittingly and these will be accessing your accounts to.
So if you think your LinkedIn Account has been hacked, or even if you are just wanting to check and keep your account nice and tidy – this is how you do it.
From your personal profile click on settings.
This will bring you to your settings page, where you are going to chose partners and services – I like the bit where it tells me I’m the boss of my account 🙂
You are now going to click on the Permitted Services area and your list of permitted apps and services will appear.
Simply click on the remove button to unlink them from your account. If you are doing this because you have been hacked, go back to the settings and change your password.
I hope you have found this information useful – do let me know on Facebook or Twitter and feel free to sign up on my website to receive your free social media tips and updates.
Amanda Dixon is an Award Winning Social Media Consultant and has been working with North East businesses for over 7 years, She has trained over 2000 businesses in the use of Social Media for business, through 121 training sessions, hands-on workshops, bespoke in-house training and seminars. For 6 years Amanda ran a Social Media Management Agency and in 2016 changed direction and launched North East Social Media Ltd to concentrate on the education side of Social Media. Teaching North East Businesses how to use Social Media with the maximum effect North East Social Media Ltd believe that Social Media is far more effective when created and managed in-house, that way the posts are more current, images more creative, more fun and spontaneous.