Unfollowing LinnkedIn contacts is now much easier then it use to be. I have for the longest time complained and contacted LinkedIn for an easier way to unfollow connections. I found it upsetting that simply by accepting a connection request you were automatically forced to follow their updates. And with Klout and the evil Empire Kred many were posting ONLY PICTURES on LinkedIn as updates! I guess these LinkedIn connections are really showing they need a job! I could understand if you are from a graphics artist, these people were not. Seriously pictures of like the sky, castles, lakes etc. As though it was some sort of social media platform used to waste time instead of a professional networking used to share, learn, get a job, and inform friends of things. I simply could not believe people were doing this for countless reasons besides stupidity. But whatever. That aside. I don’t need these time wasters, no understanding the concept of professionalism in my feed. So over the years I had manually unfollowed well over 1500 LinkedIn contacts when I got bored or added new contacts. Don’t get me wrong, I follow LinkedIn professionals who post professional things. Not pictures all freakin day long.
LinkedIn finally heard the pleas of I’m sure masses in the same boat as I. I’ve often Googled for apps that would unfollow, or ANYTHING that would simply work. I felt as though my life was wasting away. Click, click, unfollow, repeat. Until finally one day when I logged in and went hunting about.
BAM all the people you are following on LinkedIn one easy place. Click unfollow on those you wish to unfollow. It’s rather easy and SUPER quick if you have Chrome add ons that block all the spam and needless other things loaded on their site. This page is also an easy way to weed out connections you may have regretting connecting to in the first place. You know people with no photos, or no real profile who simply don’t belong there or forgot all about it. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/following/
Please note that LinkedIn figures are not exact. You will have less photos of people listed then what you are indeed following. By that I mean, you will have 150 pictured, but the following amount on the top of the page may say 160. Part of this is due to blocking people.