How to remove a contact from LinkedIn

LinkedIn-LogoLinkedIn is a professional social networking website with over 200 million members, its a great place to manage your professional identity and to engage with people on a professional level.  So why would you want to how to remove a contact from LinkedIn? People are usually careful about who they connect with on LinkedIn as its not the same as other networks it is usually for work purposes but some people like to be open networkers, and connect with many people, and on LinkedIn these are called LIONs.

What is a LinkedIn LION

It stands for Linked In Open Networker, it basically means that they will accept invites from anyone, even if they don’t know them, where as LinkedIn always used to be the place that you never, ever connected with people you didn’t already know.  However things in social networking have changed somewhat since the old days and many people want to grow their networks and reach out to new contacts.  That being said, there are still people that will hit the I don’t know this person button and that could get you into trouble on many networks.

So, many people love to connect and engage with new people, its how we grow our networks – However sometimes, there may be an occasion say for instance you realised one profile was fake, you were getting too many spam emails from a person or you just decided you didn’t want to be friends on LinkedIn any more – and you might want to know how to remove a contact from LinkedIn  – because we do not do this very often, we forget, and in fact I think it may have been changed in the last year.  So this is how you do it.

Delete a contact from your LinkedIn Account

Its as easy as pie, when you know how.

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Click Contacts

Click Connections

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on the far right Click Remove Connections

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Find the person you want to remove in the list of Connections (Surname first)

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Click remove connection

Click Yes I do want to remove


And that is done, connection removed.

And that’s how to remove a connection from LinkedIn – I hope that you never have to do that, but if you do find you are getting spam emails or you just don’t like what you see, then this might be the best option.

Short and sweet.




Very Cool Desktop Facebook Chat Client – Chitchat

If you use Facebook chat often then you might want to think about downloading ChitChat – its a cool free Facebook chat instant messenger (IM) that allows you to chat with your Facebook friends from your desktop.

The great thing about it is that you don’t even have to open Facebook, its right there on your desktop at all times, like Windows live messenger, (MSN) in fact it is very similar. Its stand alone so you don’t have to even open your web-browser. 

Chitchat has been around for about a year now, so they seem to have ironed out any problems that may have arisen.  Where as I still have a problems with using the Facebook chat system, which is that it logs me (or the person you are chatting to) out halfway through a conversation.  I haven’t had any such problems with Chatchat. 

Its so easy to use, I don’t think it needs much explaining, you log in with your Facebook name and password and you are away – all of your contacts instantly appear. It shows the online people with a green dot and everyone else with a red dot. 

Chitchat also notifies you when your contacts come on or offline and when someone chats to you. 

Other features are

  • Bold type
  • Underlined type
  • Emotions with just a click 
  • Post to a contacts wall (right click on the name, see screen shot) 
  • Send email (right click on the name) 
  • Show chat history (right click on the name) 
Chitchat also supports keyboard short cuts you’ll find these in preferences with lots of other goodies. 

I have enjoyed trying out Chitchat, the more I use it the more I like it and I think you will too. Download Chitchat the free Facebook Client now.  

I don’t see it anywhere as a mobile application yet, which is a shame, (correct me if I’m wrong) there appears to be an app in itunes with the same name but its not linked to Facebook. 

Thanks to Colin “Fatreg” Brooks for letting me use our interesting chat about the snow in this blog.  🙂 

Update: I’ve already had people thanking me for this post, as they didn’t know about Chit Chat and are now using it.