all teenagers with access to smartphones use YouTube. The Snapchat app is the most-often opened app among teenagers, and almost 45% of teenagers say they’re ‘almost constantly’ online. Even though the internet was made for our convenience and preservation of time, it’s slowly shifting toward the other end of the scale. Instead of using the saved time which would’ve gone into going to the library, people waste it by trying out different methods of entertainment online.
While it makes sense for stressed adults with real jobs and problems to want entertainment at the end of the day, the same cannot be said for teenagers. With the time our parents spent playing and studying, teenagers today take pictures, upload them, and gossip about Hollywood celebrities.
We aren’t saying the internet is all bad; it isn’t bad at all. There are several things that teenagers should definitely be using the internet for.
There are courses on the internet that young minds can learn and benefit from. With just a meager sum of money, they could finish a certified course from even an Ivy League college if they’re smart enough to qualify for it.
However, if that seems like a large step for a beginner who doesn’t know much about themselves and their future academic pursuits, we understand. To start, they could sign up on LinkedIn and connect with people who are actually working the jobs a kid might want to.
LinkedIn has a kind and helpful community; anyone can help you with any questions you might have. All it takes is sending that message ahead and awaiting a reply with patience; after all, everyone has a busy life.
Moreover, it’s also not fair for you to expect someone else to give you a road map for your future. They can help you by enlightening you about what might be waiting for you at the end if you choose a particular career.
And that’s just how they can help you; you can help yourself, too. All you need is to find a skill you like, learn all about it, note down all lessons you learn, and give it out free of cost on LinkedIn posts. This will help you create a brand for yourself with as many followers as you can gather with your knowledge.
In today’s blog, we’ll discuss how you can block someone from seeing your updates on LinkedIn.
How to Block Someone from Seeing Your Updates on Linkedin
Let’s say you’ve created a LinkedIn account and are excited to try out content creation. However, you’re wary of the creepy and inappropriate comments and DMs the other users get on the platform.
While your concern is genuine and understandable, there isn’t much you can do about it. It’s all part of the experience, and you can’t make everyone as professional as you are. The best way to operate in such a situation is to remove all such followers who you feel add no value to your experience.
In the beginning, you can also block those users you feel are crossing a line. We’re sorry to say that there’s no way for you to block someone from seeing your LinkedIn updates while keeping them as a connection and/or follower.
You can’t hide those updates from only one person without blocking them. You must restrict your updates to your connections and followers only in that case, which will limit your reach to a large extent.
If you block them, you won’t ever see them on the platform unless you want to. They won’t see your updates or even your profile. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect solution?
Trust us; you wouldn’t want such a user as a follower. It’s best to block such people before they say something that strikes a nerve and makes you feel bad about yourself or the work you do.
Here’s how to block someone from your LinkedIn account
Step 1: Launch the LinkedIn app on your smartphone and log in to your account.
Step 2: The first screen you’ll see is your Home page. At the top of that page, locate and tap on the Search bar.
Step 3: Type in the name of the user you wish to block and hit the search icon.
Step 4: From the results that appear, locate and tap on the profile of the user you’re looking for.
Step 5: On their profile, you’ll see two rounded rectangular buttons: Follow and Message. Beside those buttons will be another small circular icon with three dots arranged horizontally. Tap on it.
Step 6: A pop-up menu will appear with several actionable options. Tap on the last option on this list: Report or block.
Step 7: On the next page, tap on the last option that says Block [username].
Step 8: Next, you’ll see a different page with the consequences of blocking the user. Tap on the blue Block button at the bottom of the page, and you’re good to go!
In the end
As we end this blog, let’s recap all we’ve discussed today.
The internet is a large place, but it still very much mirrors the real world. Just like there are good people, there are bad people, too. So, if you ever come across one on LinkedIn, it’s understandable to want to hide all your updates from them.
Well, while your idea is good, it just doesn’t work that way on LinkedIn; at least, not yet. For now, the only way to hide your updates from one particular user on the platform is to block them. It’s an easy process, and we’ve guided you through it.
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