Following people

Follow a person when you want to keep up-to-date with their latest updates. You do not have to add a person to your network in order to follow them.

About this task

When you are interested in another user's activities and status content you can stay up-to-date with what they're doing by following them. You do not have to add a person to your network in order to follow them. For example, if you want to hear about what someone in your organization is blogging about, you might want to follow them to get their latest updates.

Unlike inviting someone to join your network, where the person must accept your invitation to become connected to you, following does not require the approval of the person that you want to follow.

You can see who you are following by selecting My Network > Following. You can see who is following you by selecting My Network > Followers in Profiles, but you cannot remove people from the Followers list, and cannot block prospective followers.


To follow a person, complete the following steps.

  1. Open the profile page of the person you want to follow. For example, click the Directory tab in Profiles and enter the person’s name.
  2. Click Follow on the person’s profile page.

What to do next

You can set your email preferences so that you receive regular notifications about the people that you are following. For more information, see Setting email notification preferences. You can also check the latest updates for the people that you are following from the Home page by the All Updates tab. For more information, see Using the Updates tab.

If you are following a lot of people and you can no longer keep up with the updates that you are getting, you might decide to confine your following list to a smaller number of people. Or you might want to stop following a person if you find that their updates are not relevant to you. To stop following a person, open their profile page and click Stop following.

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