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he professional social network linkedin.com gives its users numerous possibilities. All this allows professionals in different areas to better interact with experts from other industries, search for talented employees to join their team, or find excellent career opportunities themselves. One of the most popular social networking tools, in this case, is the premium account. However, in some ways, users no longer need a paid subscription. If so, they wonder, «How do I cancel LinkedIn premium?».

Often the need for unsubscribing occurs for several reasons:

  • you don't use all the features offered by this professional social network;
  • you've reached your final goal and don't want to overpay;
  • you activated this feature out of curiosity or tested the Gold status functionality, but now you want to cancel it.

Next, I will tell you how do I cancel LinkedIn premium in two simple ways. As usual, in my step-by-step instructions, I will add screenshots with a detailed description of the process.

The first way to cancel a premium subscription. Using a PC

I'll start my guide by explaining what to do on a personal computer via the desktop version of linkedin.com. In my opinion, this is the most convenient method for most people.

Guide on how do I cancel LinkedIn premium with a PC

Action 1.

As always, every action starts with logging into your account at https://www.linkedin.com/feed/. If you have not previously logged into your profile, do so, and you can move on to the next task at ease.

The Homepage on the LI site
The Homepage on the LI site

Action 2.

Once you have completed the previous step, find the Me tab in the upper-right corner. The most accessible and most apparent reference for it is your profile photo. Do you see a circle with your picture in the horizontal menu on the website? Click on the triangle next to the Me tab to bring up the drop-down list. From the drop-down list, select the Access My Premium option.

How to check out your profile
How to check out your profile

Action 3.

After you do this, you will be taken to a new web page. Look for the blue button here that says Manage Subscription. In my case, it's on the right-hand side, just below my avatar and name. 

Managing your subscriptions
Managing your subscriptions
Tips: Here, you can also see a field with the date of the subscription. In the context of the instructions on how do I cancel LinkedIn premium, this will help keep track of how long this option has been of use to you.

Action 4.

You will be redirected immediately to a new settings page where you can manage subscriptions. Under Partners and services, you need the very first line. It is titled Manage subscription. Next to it, you'll see a Cancel subscription button. Press it.

Action 5.

Fortunately or unfortunately, the above step will not free you from premium status. Here, the LinkedIn team will provide you with a list of benefits that are lost along with the "Gold status". If you suddenly change your mind about dropping the paid website privileges, select the Keep Premium option. And if this service is no longer relevant to you, press the blue Continue to cancel button.

The final stage of the cancellation
The final stage of the cancellation

Action 6.

In the pop-up window that appears, you need to confirm once again the intentions and press the same button. And right after that, you will have to give your approval for the last time. Some actions seem excessive, but they are necessary to complete this chain of actions.

The final stage of the cancellation 2
The final stage of the cancellation 2

Action 7.

You have done the right thing if you see a new web page notifying you that the process is complete. You can click the Done button and enjoy no more checks next month.

Confirming cancellation
Confirming cancellation
You have succeeded in your task
You have succeeded in your task
An essential addition to the instructions on how do I cancel LinkedIn premium: If you subscribed through a desktop device, it would be easiest to withdraw through that device, too.

The second way to cancel a premium subscription. Using a mobile

If you don't have a computer or laptop at hand but need to unsubscribe urgently, you can do so through the mobile app or mobile version of the website. The process is no different from the one I described above. Just follow the steps I detailed in the instructions on how do I cancel LinkedIn premium. 

If you can't do this from your mobile device, you probably use an Apple iPhone. Unfortunately, for these mobile phones, it is impossible to do so via linkedin.com. Therefore, you will need to perform the procedure via iTunes. That is due to Apple's privacy policy. 

Quick instruction: 

Go to your iTunes account the way you prefer (smartphone or desktop) => Then go to the Subscription Management Settings => Find your LinkedIn subscription => Press Cancel Subscription. You're there! 

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FAQ

Can I cancel LinkedIn premium immediately?

Yes, it won't take you more than 2 minutes. Just follow the instructions on our blog. Above, you will learn how do I cancel LinkedIn premium with a personal computer in 7 steps. You should be aware, however, that you will still be able to use your account with premium features for a while. On the page with Premium Subscription Settings, the Manage Subscription section shows you the exact end date of your membership.

What happens when I cancel LinkedIn premium?

After this procedure, nothing extraordinary happens at all. Immediately after deactivating the Premium features, you will no longer have to pay for the service. Your subscription will be canceled, and the bank card linked to your profile will not be billed. However, you should know that the gold badge will not disappear from your account. You'll see the golden LI logo until your subscription expires.

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