How to Cancel an Invitation on LinkedIn

by Emma Watkins
LinkedIn makes professional networking across the globe possible.

LinkedIn makes professional networking across the globe possible.

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As a LinkedIn member, find and stay in touch with old classmates and colleagues. Also, use the site to market your career skills or to look for professionals to join your company. In addition, the networking site has a section where you can answer questions, highlighting your expertise in a particular subject. LinkedIn lets you send email invitations to members and non-members to enlarge your network. If you change your mind about an invitation you emailed, you can cancel it if the recipient hasn't acted on it.

Step 1

Log in to your LinkedIn account.

Step 2

Click "Inbox" close to the top of your LinkedIn homepage.

Step 3

Look for "Sent" on the left side and click it.

Step 4

Click the "Sent Invitations" tab. The system displays the invitations you have emailed. If the one you want to cancel has the word "Accepted" next to it, you can't withdraw it. If the recipient hasn't taken action yet, click the message's subject line.

Step 5

Look for a "Withdraw" button. If you don't see one, the invitation has expired and you can't cancel it. But the recipient can no longer accept it to join your network, either.

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