There are two ways of making new acquaintances in life; you either meet new people on your own – in a class, office, restaurant, gym, and so on – or those who are friends/acquaintances of your current friends. In the latter case, the person who introduced you to them would be a mutual link between you two; a mutual friend of sorts. The concept of mutual friends/followers/connections is somewhat similar in the world of social media.
You’re connected to one user, and then, in their stories, tags, mentions, or even the comments on their post, you find someone who strikes a familiar chord, and the two of you connect moving forward.
While such a thing might not be as popular on other social media platforms, on LinkedIn, it’s spreading like a trend, and for a good reason. Growing on LinkedIn involves forming a network of like-minded professionals from whose experiences and insights you can grow and benefit from.
As you might have guessed by now, the mutual connections on LinkedIn are going to be the subject of our discussion in today’s blog. Keep reading to learn everything about it!
How to see mutual connections on LinkedIn
Checking out the mutual connections between you and a fellow LinkedIn user is a fairly straightforward process, regardless of whether you’re connected with them or not. This is because most users keep their profile public to boost their visibility.
To guide you with the process, we’ve designed a dedicated step-by-step guide and attached it below. Take a look:
Step 1: Navigate a blue square icon with in written on it on your smartphone’s app grid; when you find this icon, give it a tap to launch LinkedIn on your device.
Step 2: As the app opens, you’ll land on the Home tab first.
In order to find your mutual connections with another LinkedIn user, you’ll need to head to their profile first. There are two ways of doing that:
By looking for them on your own Connections list.
By searching their username in the search bar of your Home tab.
It’s obvious that the latter is a faster and shorter process, which is why we’ll go with it here.
Step 3: Locate an empty bar with a magnifying glass icon drawn at its left-most corner, with Search written next to it.
Tap on this bar, enter in it the name of the person whose mutual connections you’ve been curious about, and hit Enter.
Step 4: In the search results that are displayed on your screen next, you’ll find the name of this person on top (if you’ve spelled their name correctly).
Step 5: Here, below their name, you’ll spot two buttons: A blue button with Message written on it, and a white button with View full profile.
Give the white button a tap to head to their profile.