How to download LinkedIn Data using LinkedIn Data Export Tool

Undoubtedly, the California based social networking site, LinkedIn is handy for people, who want to hire people or get hired. If you have been using LinkedIn for a long time and you want to download your profile data, here is what you need to do. Like other social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn offers a similar option to download your Data,

Download LinkedIn Data using LinkedIn Data Export Tool

What to expect when you download LinkedIn profile data

LinkedIn doesn’t gather Call or SMS metadata as Facebook does. Therefore, when you download the profile data from LinkedIn, you can find details about your uploaded media files to connections – you would get everything in the downloaded file. To be more specific, you can find these following things-

  • Media files: Your files alongside shared files.
  • Connections: All the connections you have including their first name, last name, their email address, company they are currently posted in, current position, connection date, website, messages, etc.
  • Education: Your education you have mentioned in your profile.
  • Email address: All the email addresses that you used to create any company profile or personal profile on LinkedIn.
  • Imported contacts: All the contacts imported from Facebook and other places including their first name, last name, profile’s email address and date & time.
  • Invitations: All the incoming invitations along with date & time and messages.
  • Languages: This will contain all the languages you have included in your profile along with the proficiency.
  • Messages: All the messages you have got and sent on LinkedIn.
  • Positions: All the places you have worked before.
  • Profile: Your profile data with the first name, last name, date of birth, headline, summary, industry, country, ZIP code, Geolocation, twitter handle, websites, instant messages, etc.
  • Receipts: If you have LinkedIn Premium subscription, you can find a receipt as well.
  • Registration: The registration date when you created the LinkedIn account.
  • Skills: All the skills you have included in your profile.
  • Videos: If you have posted any video ever, you can find that in this section.

How to download LinkedIn data

This is very easy and not much time-consuming as well since LinkedIn has an official tool to do that. To get started, sign into your LinkedIn account. Click your profile picture on the top menu bar and select Settings & Privacy.

download LinkedIn data

Now switch from Account tab to Privacy tab. Scroll down until you get How LinkedIn uses your data heading. Under this heading, you can find Download your data option. Click on it.

LinkedIn Data Export Tool

Alternatively, you can directly visit this page to download your Linked In data.

LinkedIn Data Export Tool

Now you have two options. You can download either complete profile data or choose any data like Articles, Imported Contacts, Connections, etc. Select your options and click the Request archive button. After that, you may have to enter your profile password.

Within a few moments, you should get an email with the following subject line: The first installment of your LinkedIn data archive is ready.

In that email, you will find a download link. Alternatively, you can head to the same Privacy tab where you have requested the data archive. Here you would get Download archive option.

How to download profile data from LinkedIn

After downloading, you can find all the files in CSV format. You can open them and check everything.

Hope you will find this bit of information useful.

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