How to Reset Your LinkedIn Password

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

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 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 LinkedIn account.  Then click Continue.

    Find 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.

    Reset LinkedIn password link

  4. You will be taken to a new form where you can reset your password. 

    Form to reset LinkedIn password

    Click in the box labelled "New Password" and type in a new password that you'd like to use for your LinkedIn account.  Then, click in the box labelled "Re-Enter 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 Continue.

  5. If you're successful in resetting your password, you will see the screen below.  Simply click Continue to LinkedIn to get back to your LinkedIn account.

    Reset LinkedIn password success

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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