How to change the email address easily on LinkedIn?

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Are you tuning your profile on the social network and you don’t know how to change your LinkedIn email address? You typed “LinkedIn change email” on Google hoping that someone will tell you how ? You’re at the right place ! 😉

Follow this tutorial – within less than 2 minutes you will already have changed your LinkedIn email-address.

Change your LinkedIn email address

Changing your email address is easy. Before you start, there’s one important piece of information to know 💡 – your email address can only be replaced with a confirmed/existing address. LinkedIn will send you a verification email in the process. So, don’t try to replace your email address with a fake one, it’s not going to work. 😂

To add a new email account on LinkedIn, follow these steps:

  • Click on the “You” icon in the upper right-hand corner of your LinkedIn home page.
  • Select “Preferences and Privacy” from the drop-down menu.
  • Click on “Identification and Security” in the upper right corner.
  • Go on “Change” next to Email Address – to update your informations.
  • Click “Add Email Address” and then type your new email address in the box provided.
  • Select “Send Verification” to proceed to the next step.
  • Enter your account password to move on.
    • You need to connect to your email address – you will receive a confirmation email from LinkedIn, click on it.
  • Log in to your LinkedIn account – your email address is changed. 🥳

Here’s a little visual to help you find this information on LinkedIn:

change email address linkedin

What is the purpose of your email address on LinkedIn?

Your email address on LinkedIn allows you to secure your account on the network. By adding your email (which has become mandatory to create an account) – you can be sure that your account is associated with this email so that no one but you can connect to your personal account. If you want to change your password for example, your email will always be associated to your account, and you will receive a confirmation on this same address in case of modification or if you forgot your password.

How to associate a second email address to your LinkedIn account?

When you create your account, LinkedIn will suggest that you associate a second email address, for security reasons. It helps you avoid accidentally locking your account – that would still be a shame. 🙄 You have a choice, you can do this when you create your new account or when your account is already established by following the same path :

  • Click on the “You” icon next to your photo.
  • Select “Preferences and Privacy.”
  • Click on “Login and Security.”
  • Click on “Add an email address.”
  • Click on the “Send Verification.”
  • Enter your LinkedIn Id password to move on.

As in the previous case, you will receive a confirmation on your new mailbox, validate it. 😁 It’s right here on your LinkedIn account:

add email linkedin

Should you associate a second email address to your LinkedIn account?

As I told you, this is a security feature. If your primary email address is lost, you can always recover your LinkedIn account with your secondary email address. This is especially the case if you have entered a professional email address and you are no longer with the company, for example. Most of the time, business email addresses are deleted, and you end up with an unusable LinkedIn account, you will have to recreate one from scratch.

Another advantage: if you decide to add your business email address as a secondary email address, LinkedIn will take into account the fact that you work in the same organization as your colleagues. By entering your email address from work, LinkedIn will highlight relevant content corresponding to the news of your corporation.

So I suggest you add a second one, it only takes a few minutes and it’s pretty convenient. 🤓

How to hide your email address on LinkedIn?

And now you’re going to tell me: if I add my pro email address on LinkedIn, I’ll get spammed? Yes but no. You can hide your email-account address on the network to make sure you don’t get emails every 5 minutes. I advise you to do it, even if you use a personal email.

  • Click the “You” icon at the top right corner of your account page.
  • Select “Preferences and Privacy” from the drop-down list.
  • Click on “Visibility” in the left sidebar.
  • Just below “Visibility”, click on “Edit” > Who can see or download your email address.
  • You have four options:
    • Only visible to me – no one will be able to see your email address.
    • 1st degree connections – only your LinkedIn connections can see your email address.
    • 1st and 2nd degree connections – your connections and their connections can see your email address.
    • Anyone on LinkedIn – anyone with an account on the network.
  • No need to validate, info is automatically saved.

linkedin hide email

Conclusion

In a few clicks, you can change your LinkedIn email address, add a secondary email address and choose who can see your email address on the network, thanks to 3 mini tutorials very easy to use. Want to know how to generate income with LinkedIn? Here’s a complete guide on the subject. 🚀

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