Does LinkedIn Notify Screenshots? 2018

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Find out if LinkedIn notifies you when someone screenshoots you!

Does LinkedIn Notify Screenshots? 2018

LinkedIn continues to be a wonderful resource for college students, people in the market for a new job, people wishing to make connections, and more. Sadly, not everyone is so honest. So, does LinkedIn notify you if someone screenshots your account, chat messages, or anything else you might post on LinkedIn? That's a really good question, and one we are very determined to get to the bottom of.

With the world becoming more and more reliant on the internet, it is increasingly important to be proactive and to protect yourself whenever possible. LinkedIn makes it a bit tricky, though, because you need your information on your account in order to connect with job recruiters, clients, colleagues, and more.

That's why it is so important to know if someone might be capturing a photo of your account without your knowledge. Read on to find out if LinkedIn notifies you if someone screenshots your profile.

Why Would Someone Screenshot Your LinkedIn Account?

On the surface, it might be a bit perplexing to try and figure out why someone might want to screenshot your LinkedIn profile. After all, what good does it do them to have a photo of your profile saved to their phone or laptop?

Well, you might be surprised. Someone might not have quite as interesting or impressive of a job history as you and wish to use your information as their own. Say, for example that you has this really cool internship at a publishing house a few years ago and wrote all about the experience it gave you on your LinkedIn account. Someone that had a less prestigious internship might use yours to embellish their own.

Another less sinister reason someone may screenshot your account is because they want to use your profile as a guide in creating their own. They don't want to directly copy like the aforementioned person might, but are simply unsure of how to make their profile stand out so they look to yours as an example. Not wanting to seem creepy by being on your profile all the time, they screenshot it so they can look at it again later without actually being on your account.

A final reason is that someone might be interested in recruiting you for a position and simply wish to keep your info at hand while they're narrowing down candidates.

Does LinkedIn Notify You About Screenshots?

The information you've been waiting to find out is whether or not LinkedIn notifies you if someone happens to screenshot your post. As of right now, the answer is no. It isn't currently one of LinkedIn's features, but it could be someday. You never know!

It might be worth it for you to screenshot anything a recruiter or anyone else says to you on LinkedIn, just in case they promise you something (a job for example) and don't follow through. Documenting any harassment you receive is important too. When it comes to he said/she said situations, you'll have the proof to protect yourself.