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I saw this ad this morning:


Is there really no way to avoid the awkwardness?

This page describes a solution but the settings menu they are suggesting does not exist anymore.

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You can browse anonymously with Firefox, Chrome or even IE9. This is not the easiest solution but at least, it's a workaround – JMax Nov 6 '12 at 10:21
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Very similar to the link you provided:

  • Under your name (top right) select Settings
  • Under Privacy Controls select Select what others see when you've viewed their profile
  • Select You will be totally anonymous
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Thanks! I notice a contradiction between "Unlock the full list" in the ad and "totally anonymous" in the privacy setting... – nic Mar 7 '13 at 12:58

Could not find the way you explain in the other answer, but through help I have found a link to do it https://help.linkedin.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/49410/kw/How+to+view+a+LinkedIn+profile+anonymously

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A link with no other context is not very helpful, even if it is a link to official documentation. We like answers to be self-contained. – Al E. Nov 23 '14 at 14:12

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