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How To Deactivate A LinkedIn Account When Someone Dies (With or Without Password)

Oct-01 2020

Do you need to deactivate your deceased loved one’s LinkedIn Account? Here’s everything you need to know!  

LinkedIn Deactivation Options: If the LinkedIn account owner dies, you have the option of:

Deleting the account completely OR 

Extracting data from the LinkedIn account, which allows you to view important messages, contacts and other information on the profile.

Required Information

  • User’s full name and email address

  • The URL to their LinkedIn profile

  • Your name and relationship to the deceased person

  • Date of death (Found on Death Certificate)

  • Link to an obituary or relevant news article

How to Delete A LinkedIn Account (WITHOUT PASSWORD):

  1. Access the LinkedIn Profile Removal form

  2. Have the following Required Information prepared

  3. Fill in the form

  4. Submit your request

How to Delete A LinkedIn Account (WITH PASSWORD):

  1. Log in to the LinkedIn account

  2. Select the “Me” icon in the upper right corner

  3. Select “Settings & Privacy” from the dropdown.

  4. Under the Account management section of the Account tab, select “Change” next to “Closing your LinkedIn account”

  5. Check your reason for closing your account and select “Next”

  6. Enter your account password and select “Close account”

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