I have accepted a few invites from the top navbar button, but then I realised some had possibly useful or interesting messages attached.

How can I retrieve LinkedIn invitation messages in the 2015 redesigned messaging system?


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Select "Message" under the member's intro and their original message will come up in the chatbox. As of 4/2/2019.

The intro message used in the invitation by a new connection to get in touch with your will be listed in the Relationship tab of their profile.

Example of an intro message shown on the profile page:

LinkedIn intro message on the profile page.

Note: I could not find a way to get the intro messages for rejected connection requests.

  • No, invitation message will not be in relationship tab. I have accepted few of invitations and I can not see that "I would like to add ..." message in relationship tab. If user has send a message then it will show in relationship tab.
    – serenesat
    Commented Jun 7, 2016 at 13:39
  • You have to click "See More" in order for the initial contact message to appear
    – morloch
    Commented Aug 31, 2016 at 10:36
  • This was a stupid stupid product decision. Some people actually use this opportunity to say something relevant, but 99% keep the default I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn without touching it. It's a pity that the true messages get obfuscated together with irrelevant noise.
    – Alex Cohn
    Commented Oct 6, 2016 at 8:43
  • There is no relationship tab any more, and the initial message does not show up in the Messaging tab.
    – CpnCrunch
    Commented Aug 12, 2019 at 3:08

Now this facility is not available.

From Help Center:

The ability to Archive a Message will no longer be available. Any messages that were previously archived will appear in your message list.

To view previously archived messages:

  1. Click the Messaging icon at the top of your homepage.
  2. Scroll through the list on the left rail until you locate the previously archived message and select it.
  • See Mikolaj Kmita's reply on this thread.
    – serenesat
    Commented Jan 26, 2016 at 13:51
  • Dear downvoter, can you please tell me why downvote?
    – serenesat
    Commented Jun 7, 2016 at 13:40

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