One feature on LinkedIn that you may not know about, is the ability to download your data. There are generally three reasons you might want to do this; you may want to export some of your data such as posts to another platform, you may want to see what data LinkedIn has about you, or you may want to gain a collection of data about the users you’ve connected with on LinkedIn. One thing to be aware of is that this only works on the desktop website, you can’t request your data from within the mobile app.
To request a copy of your data, you need to open the LinkedIn settings. To do so, click on “Me” in the top bar, then click “Settings & Privacy”.
The settings will immediately open to the privacy tab. Next, you need to click on “How LinkedIn uses your data” in the column on the left.
The section you want is called “Get a copy of your data” and is the second section under “How LinkedIn uses your data”. Here you can choose what data you want to download.
The first option is a full data archive of all of your data, data LinkedIn has inferred about you, and data about your connections. LinkedIn estimates that it will take 24 hours to process your request for this type of data archive.
The second option is to only download data specifically from your account. You can choose between any combination of the following: articles, imported contacts, invitations, recommendations, connections, messages, profile, and registration. No matter which combination of data you request like this, LinkedIn estimates that your data will be ready for download in ten minutes.
Once you’ve selected which data you want to receive, click “Request archive”. You’ll be required to enter your password to confirm the action.
Tip: Be sure that you request all the data you want as you won’t be able to request another archive for a while. The download will take up to 24 hours to be ready and will then be available for 72 hours, during this period you will not be able to request another archive.
Once the download is ready, LinkedIn will send you an email with a link to download the file. The link will take you to the same page, where the “Request archive” button will now say “Download archive”. Click it to download a zip of your data.