LinkedIn now has more than 150 million members. It remains as the world’s largest network of professionals belonging to different industries.
One of the benefits of joining this professional social network is the opportunity to meet like-minded people through the groups feature. There are currently more than a million groups on LinkedIn as at February 2012.
Joining a group can be a valuable way to connect with your target audience. It is by meeting people in the same field you are interested in that you can discuss issues and trends and share views.
Latest reports say there is a 25 percent response rate from LinkedIn Groups and Answers. Experts stress the importance of engaging with members and identifying discussion threads relevant to one’s business to gain the benefits.
However at some point, you may want to leave a group. With LinkedIn, you are free to leave any time you choose.
How to Leave a LinkedIn Group
The steps to leave a group are simple.
First, go to the Groups section at the top of your homepage. Click on it to show a drop down list.
You have two options in searching for your groups.
You can click on Your Groups or click on a specific group on the bottom part of the dropdown menu that appears.
If you choose Your Groups, the next page will show a list of groups you’ve joined.
Next, click into a group that you want to leave.
Once the group page has loaded and you are looking at the group page you wish to leave, go to the More tab on the top right of the menu bar and choose Your Settings.
Make sure you choose the More tab for the Group, not the More tab in the LinkedIn menu bar. 🙂
It is here that you can uncheck the box that says Display the group logo on your profile under the Visibility settings for Group Logo.
You can also uncheck the boxes for the other sections such as activity, digest email, announcements and member messages so you won’t receive further notifications.
When you’re done, click on Save Changes.
To leave the group, select the Leave Group button in the bottom right hand corner.
Once you select the Leave Group button, you will no longer be part of that group.
Do you have a favourite LinkedIn group? Leave a comment and a link to the group below with your reason why you love sharing in that group.
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By Wendy Chamberlain
Copyright 2012 Savvy Web Women Pty Ltd
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