In the past I have had an issue with an internet stalker and was frustrated when I could not block him or his friends from viewing my LinkedIn profile, even if my profie was set to private & locked down as much aspossible. I just received this e-mail from LinkedIn and thought I was share in the event anyone else would like to utilize this new feature.

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Hi VanillaBean,

We're contacting you because our records indicate that you recently submitted a Customer Service ticket regarding the ability to block members.

We wanted to take a moment and follow up on that request to let you know that we now offer a blocking option.

To block a member from viewing your profile:

  1. Go to the profile of the person you'd like to block.
  2. Move your cursor over the down arrow next to the button in the top section of the member's profile.
  3. Select Block or report next to the member's name.
  4. Choose to block the member.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. On the next screen, click Agree to confirm your action.

Please also feel free to learn more about blocking in our Help Center.

Thank you for using LinkedIn!