How to Reset Your LinkedIn Password

Last updated: May 12, 2017 - 2:49pm EDT

If business isn't your life, you may only use LinkedIn occasionally. And if you do, it's entirely possible that you may forget your password to your LinkedIn account. Don't panic if that is the case; it's fairly easy to reset it.

I forgot my LinkedIn password?  What do I do?

  1. Go to www.linkedin.com in your web browser.  Under the sign-in boxes, click Forgot Password?

    LinkedIn forgot password button

  2. LinkedIn will help you find your account so that you can get your password back.  Click in the box labelled "Email" and type in the email address that you used to sign up for your account. Then click Submit.

    Enter email to locate LinkedIn account

    LinkedIn will send you an email with a link inside that will let you reset your password.

  3. Go to your email client and log in. Find the email from LinkedIn Security titled "[Your Name], Here's The Link to Reset Your Password" and open it.  Click either of the blue hyperlinks inside, or copy and paste the URL into your web browser.

    Email password reset form link

  4. You will be taken to a new form where you can reset your password. Click in the box labelled "New password" and type in a new password that you'd like to use for your account. Then, click in the box labelled "Retype new password" and type in a copy of the password that you just entered.

    If you suspect that someone else may be using your account, keep the check box here marked. This will automatically log out any active sessions on LinkedIn with your account when you reset your password. If not, you can safely click this box to unmark it.

    When you're done, click Save.

    Password reset form

  5. If you're successful in resetting your password, you will see the screen below.  Simply click Go to Homepage to get back to your account. You will also receive an email confirming that the password on your account was changed.

    Password changed successfully

 

Congratulations! You've reset your LinkedIn password, and can now get back into your account. Now, to keep from forgetting your password in the future, you may want to consider using a password manager! Don't know what that is? This tutorial will teach you the ins and outs of them!

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