How to Change Your LinkedIn Password

Last updated: January 15, 2017 - 2:33pm EST

For many people, LinkedIn is a portal for career opportunities and advice, as well as networking with people who are looking to hire or be hired... or at least people who know those people.  Therefore, in addition to keeping your conduct professional while using LinkedIn, it's a good idea to keep your account secured with a strong password.  As rare as it might be, you don't want someone breaking into your LinkedIn account and posting something that could embarrass you in front of potential employers, employees, or anyone in-between.

If you're not sure if your LinkedIn password makes the cut, we have some tools and guidelines that you can use in our How Secure Is My Password article.  If you decide that your password could use a promotion, here's how to do it.

To change your LinkedIn password

  1. Go to in your web browser and log in.

  2. Move your mouse cursor over your profile picture in the top-right corner and click Privacy & Settings in the drop-down menu that appears.

    LinkedIn settings button

  3. In the main window, beside "Password", click Change.

    Chenge LinkedIn password button

  4. In the window that appears, click in the box labelled "Old Password" and type in the password that you previously used to secure your LinkedIn account.  Then, click in the box labelled "New Password" and type in the password that you'd like to use to secure your LinkedIn account from now on.  Then click in the box labelled "Confirm New Password" and type in a copy of your new password.  Finally, click Change Password.

    Change LinkedIn password form

That's all there is to changing your LinkedIn password!  Make sure to keep your new password in a safe place where only you can get to it!  For more tips on keeping your password as safe as it is strong, see our How to Manage Passwords article.

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