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How To Avoid Embarrassment on LinkedIn

by Kathy Bernard

There’s nothing worse than crafting a brilliant post, comment, article, or message on LinkedIn only to realize you made an error that makes what you meant to convey less impressive. Fortunately, you can fix such errors easily.

To fix a LinkedIn post made to your home page news feed, locate the post that you want to edit. The easiest way to find your recent posts is to go to your profile, scroll to the Activity section, and then select the Post option. Click the three dots in the upper-right corner of the post, and then select Edit post. Edit the text and then click Save. To delete the post entirely, click the three dots and select Delete Post.

To fix a comment that you made on someone else’s LinkedIn post, visit your profile’s Activity section, click Comments, find the comment that you want to fix, click the three dots, and select Edit.

If you wrote a long-form article on LinkedIn, click the Articles button under your Activity section, select the article, and then choose the Edit article option.

And finally, if you sent someone a message through LinkedIn, you can edit it if you do so within 60 minutes of sending it. To edit a message, click the three dots in the upper right corner, make your edits, and click send. When you edit or delete a message, all participants in the conversation will see an “Edited” or “Deleted” notification next to the replacement message but the problem message will no longer show.

Kathy Bernard (, CEO of, is a St. Louis-based LinkedIn expert/trainer who trains and equips individuals and businesses to maximize LinkedIn for sales, marketing, or fundraising.

Submitted 269 days ago
Categories: categoryMastering LinkedIn
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