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LinkedIn Adds New Security Features, Including New Info on When an Account Was Created

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Key Specifications:

  • LinkedIn is bringing new features to detect fake accounts.
  • About this Profile feature will let users to check the history of the the Account
  • This feature will be going to roll out in coming weeks

Problems like fake profiles and related spamming have significantly increased in the last few years, and detecting fake users has always been a serious deal for the platform and the users too. To deal with this problem, the professional networking site LinkedIn has now announced a new feature which will help its users detect fake profiles.

It will now offer authentication and verification of accounts “promote trust on a platform that is often key to job searching and making professional connections”.

About this Profile Feature

the new ‘About this profile’ feature which will help users get more insights of their user profile. LinkedIn will be using AI generated profile images and prompts to help users scan profiles and check if they are real or spam. The new feature will give more details of the user profile including when it was created, when it was last updated and more.

LinkedIn users will now be able to check on the potential red flags of scammers by checking on work history, profile updates clubbed with other details. LinkedIn will roll out the ‘ About this profile’ feature globally in the coming weeks.

How to Access this feature?

Follow these simple steps to access the feature:

  • Go to user profile
  •  Tap on the three dots option available at the right of message option.
  • You will see the ‘About this profile’ option under other profile details
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The Company is intially rolling out the verification feature to a limited number of users to select companies. Global roll out will take place in coming weeks.

In addition, the social media platform for professionals will also alert users in case a message they received seems suspicious. One such sign of a suspicious profile will be if the user invites to connect on other social media platforms such as Facebook or WhatsApp. Or they ask for the user’s personal information

In addition, LinkedIn is removing fake user accounts and reported profiles to make the platform safer. According to a report by CNN Business, LinkedIn has ” already removed 96% of fake accounts using automated defenses

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