How to turn off linkedin setting to use your photo/name in their social advertising


Do you think it is creepy to have a company use your photo and name to advertise to other members? Yeah. Me, too. That is why I have turned this “feature” off on Linkedin. And here is how you can do it.

1. Click on your name on your LinkedIn homepage (upper right corner). On the drop-down menu, select “Settings”.

2. From the “Settings” page, select “Account*”.

3. In the column next to “Account”, click “Manage Social Advertising” .

4. De-select the box next to “LinkedIn may use my name, photo in social advertising” .

*UPDATE: After you finish with Account, check the new default settings under E-mail Preferences (such as Partner InMails); and Groups, Companies & Applications (such as Data Sharing with 3rd-party applications).

Thanks to the folks at for pointing this out.