Social Media After Death: How to Close A LinkedIn Account

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Posted on June 16, 2015 by Cindy Phan

As our portfolio of digital assets grows, many social media websites have created policies on how to close an account of the deceased. Below you will find LinkedIn's policy on how to close a LinkedIn account of a deceased loved one:

Unfortunately, there may be a time when you come across the profile of a colleague, classmate, or loved one who has passed away. If this happens, LinkedIn can close that person's account and remove their profile on your behalf. LinkedIn will need you to gather:

  • The member's name

  • The URL to their LinkedIn profile

  • Your relationship to them

  • Member's email address

  • Date they passed away

  • Link to obituary

  • Company they most recently worked at

To start this process, please answer some questions about the person who has passed away by filling out this form.

After you fill out this form, it will be automatically sent to them for review and they'll be in touch.

View LinkedIn - Closing an Account of the Deceased