About LinkedIn information and features in Microsoft apps and services

You can see information from LinkedIn public profiles in Microsoft apps and services, for example when you hover over a person's image in Outlook. If you connect your LinkedIn and Microsoft accounts, you may see additional LinkedIn profile information. Over time, you can also expect your networking experience on LinkedIn to be improved and enriched with data from your Microsoft account.

Note: You'll only see LinkedIn information if you or your organization have received an early release update that includes LinkedIn features, or if you've joined the Office Insider program. Some LinkedIn features are being introduced gradually, so the LinkedIn features you see may differ slightly from what is described in this article.

Important: We respect your privacy and will honor your LinkedIn privacy and profile visibility settings. Learn more about privacy when using LinkedIn in your Microsoft work our school account (for example sam@contoso.com), or your Microsoft personal account (for example sam.raley@outlook.com)

In which Microsoft apps and services can I see LinkedIn information?

You can see LinkedIn information in Resume Assistant in Word and on profile cards in:

  • Outlook web based apps (Outlook.com and Outlook on the web)

  • SharePoint Online (only for Microsoft school or work accounts)

  • OneDrive for Business (only for Microsoft school or work accounts)

To see a person’s profile card, just hover over their picture or name.

Profile card in Outlook

What do I get when I connect accounts?

Before you connect your accounts, you may see some LinkedIn profile information such as a person’s LinkedIn profile photo, name, company, and job title in your Microsoft apps and services.

After you connect accounts, you may see additional LinkedIn profile information. For example, you can gain insights on things you have in common with others, such as that you attended the same school, without having to leave your Microsoft apps or services and go to LinkedIn. Or, when communicating with a colleague in Outlook, you can easily see if you and that colleague share a common connection on LinkedIn.

Over time, you can also expect your networking experience on LinkedIn to be improved and enriched with information from your Microsoft account. For example, if you frequently meet with or receive email from a coworker, LinkedIn may suggest that you connect to that coworker.

Note: You may not see all LinkedIn profiles because of individual privacy settings. For more information, see I don’t see a person’s LinkedIn information in my Microsoft apps or services. Why not?

How do I connect my LinkedIn and Microsoft accounts?

  1. Go to a Microsoft app or solution, for example Outlook on the web.

  2. Hover over a person’s picture or name to open the person's profile card.

  3. Select LinkedIn.

  4. Select Yes, let's go.

  5. Sign in to your LinkedIn account.

  6. Select Accept.

When I connect accounts, will my Outlook email address be added to my LinkedIn account?

Nothing changes with the emails that are associated with your LinkedIn account. Neither your work or school, nor your personal Outlook email address will be added to your LinkedIn account when you connect accounts.

After I’ve connected accounts, will I get emails from LinkedIn in my Outlook?

Nothing changes with your email. LinkedIn will send emails to the same email address as before.

Also, connecting accounts doesn’t change what happens when you send and receive messages on LinkedIn.

After I’ve connected accounts, will my Microsoft profile picture be shown on LinkedIn?

Nothing changes with your Microsoft or LinkedIn profile pictures.

After I've connected accounts, how is my account information used on LinkedIn and in Microsoft apps or services?

Your LinkedIn profile information will be used to show personalized information and features in various Microsoft apps and services.
Information from your Microsoft account will be used to improve your networking experience on LinkedIn.

Learn more about how your account information is used when you connect your Microsoft work or school account or your Microsoft personal account.

I want to see LinkedIn information for others in my Microsoft apps and services, but I don’t want others to see my LinkedIn information. Is this possible?

Yes, you’re in control of your account, so you can select both if and how others will see your LinkedIn information. Learn how you can adjust your LinkedIn public profile settings.

I don’t see any LinkedIn information in my Microsoft apps or services? Why not?

It might be because:

I don’t see a person’s LinkedIn information in my Microsoft apps or services. Why not?

There could be different reasons, such as:

  • The person doesn’t have a LinkedIn profile.

  • The person has LinkedIn account settings that limit profile visibility.

I have a Microsoft personal account and a Microsoft work or school account. Which one should I connect to my LinkedIn account?

For example, let’s say that your personal account is sam.raley@outlook.com, and your work account is sam@contoso.com.

To get the full LinkedIn experience in both accounts, you should connect both your Microsoft personal and work or school accounts to your LinkedIn account.

What happens when I have different profile information in my Microsoft and LinkedIn profiles?

Nothing changes with your profile information. Your information on LinkedIn will not replace your information in Microsoft or the other way around.

For example, let’s say that your title on your LinkedIn profile is “Senior Researcher”, and your title in your Microsoft profile is “Sr UX researcher”. In this case, your title on your LinkedIn profile will still be shown as “Senior Researcher”, and your title on your Microsoft profile will still be shown as “Sr UX researcher”.

Can I connect my LinkedIn account to several Microsoft work or school accounts?

Yes, as long as your Microsoft work or school accounts are with different organizations. For example, let’s say you work full time for Contoso and part time for Fabrikam. You can connect your LinkedIn account to both work accounts.

I’ve connected my LinkedIn and Microsoft work accounts, but now I’m leaving my company. What should I do?

We recommend that you disconnect your accounts when you leave your current job. If you get a Microsoft work account from your new employer, you can connect this to your LinkedIn account.
Learn what happens to your data when you disconnect accounts .

How do I disconnect my LinkedIn and Microsoft work or school accounts?

Depending on how you connected your accounts, there are two ways to disconnect:

  1. If you gave permissions to share data from both accounts, you’ll have to disconnect and remove permissions both from your LinkedIn account and from your Microsoft work or school account.

  2. If you gave permissions to share data only from LinkedIn to your Microsoft work or school account, you only need to disconnect and remove permissions from your LinkedIn account.

To disconnect and remove data sharing permissions from your Microsoft work or school account, do the following:
  1. Sign in to your Microsoft work or school account at https://account.activedirectory.windowsazure.com/profile.

  2. Under App permissions, select LinkedIn.

  3. Select Remove permissions.

To disconnect and remove data sharing permissions from your LinkedIn account, see Disconnecting Your LinkedIn and Microsoft Accounts.

Important: Contacts that have been imported to LinkedIn from your Microsoft work or school account are not automatically deleted when you disconnect accounts. Learn about managing your imported contacts on LinkedIn.

How do I disconnect my LinkedIn and Microsoft personal accounts?

You can disconnect either from your Microsoft personal account or your LinkedIn account.

To disconnect and remove data sharing permissions from your Microsoft personal account, do the following:
  1. Sign in to your Microsoft account at https://accounts.microsoft.com

  2. Select Privacy.

  3. Under Other privacy settings, select Apps and services that can access your data.

  4. Select LinkedIn.

  5. Select Remove these permissions.

To disconnect and remove data sharing permissions from your LinkedIn account, see Disconnecting Your LinkedIn and Microsoft Accounts.

Important: Contacts that have been imported to LinkedIn from your Microsoft personal account are not automatically deleted when you disconnect accounts. Learn about managing your imported contacts on LinkedIn

I don’t want to see LinkedIn information in my Microsoft apps or services. Can I turn it off?

You can only turn off LinkedIn information for Office 2016 apps on your local PC. Here's how you do that:

  1. In Outlook 2016, Word 2016, PowerPoint 2016 or Excel 2016 select File --> Options.

  2. In the General section, under LinkedIn Features, clear the check box Show LinkedIn features in my Office applications.

  3. Select OK to save your changes.

Note: When you turn off LinkedIn information in one Office 2016 app, LinkedIn information will not be shown in any of the Office 2016 apps that you have on your local PC.
You may have to restart your Office 2016 app to see the change.

In Microsoft's web based apps and services, such as Outlook.com or OneDrive for Business, LinkedIn information and features are fully integrated, so you can’t turn it off. However, you can control how others will see your LinkedIn information. Learn how you can adjust your LinkedIn public profile visibility.

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