I wanted to remove / withdraw a LinkedIn connection request. Which luckily it is relatively easy to do. My personal reason was I didn’t want an old LinkedIn connection request outstanding for months. I’m now suggesting people request a connection with me, rather than vice versa.
- Click on ‘Inbox’ in the top menu.
- From the ‘left’ click on the ‘Sent’ option.
- Select the ‘Sent Invitations’ tab.
- Find the person you requested a connection, but who has not accepted and click on ‘Invitation to connect on LinkedIn’.
- Click on ‘Withdraw’.
If successful you will be shown a message similar to ‘Your invitation to X has been withdrawn. No message will be sent to X‘.
I hope you find this LinkedIn article useful, and I know I now feel more rest assured knowing there are not outstanding old requests hanging around.