Adding people to your network

Use profiles to create a network of work colleagues and useful contacts.

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You can invite people to join your network by sending them an invitation.
Note: You do not need to be in Profiles to add someone to your network. You can connect to people directly from the profile business card in any of the IBM® Connections applications. For example, if a person's profile is returned as part of search results, or if you are members of the same community as someone and you want to add them to your network, you can do so using the business card.

You do not get updated on actions performed by people in your network; you have to follow someone if you want to be informed of their latest updates.


To add someone to your network, do the following:

  1. Search for the person’s profile, and then open it.
  2. Click Invite to My Network. If you are not already logged in to the Profiles application, you are directed to log in.
  3. Accept the default message or enter a message of your own inviting the person to join your network.
  4. Enter keywords that define how you are connected to the person in the Add tags for name field.
  5. If you want actions performed by the person, such as posting a profile status message, adding a blog post, commenting on or recommending something, to be displayed in the All Updates view in your Home page, click Also Follow.
  6. Click Send invitation.


The person you have invited to join your network receives notification that you have invited them to join your network. If they accept your invitation, they are added to your My Network page, and the Invite to My Network link is changed to Remove From Network when you next view their profile pages. There is no notification to let you know when people accept or reject an invitation to join your network.

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