Managing Multiple LinkedIn Accounts


LinkedIn prohibits the creation of multiple profiles, as stated in its User Agreement and Professional Community Policies


Each individual is allowed only one account linked to their name.


However, certain professional roles - like Virtual Assistants or Social Media Managers - often have no choice but to manage multiple LinkedIn profiles.


This presents a challenge in adhering to these policies.


If you find yourself in this situation, it’s crucial to navigate it cautiously.


Understanding the associated risks is the first step.

⚠ Risks of Managing Multiple LinkedIn Accounts


Attempting to operate more than one account heightens the risk of suspension or permanent banning of one or all accounts involved.


You may be asked to verify your identity on LinkedIn to regain access to a suspended account. To do this, you’ll need to upload a clear photo of your valid government issued ID card, driver's licence, or passport.


It's important to emphasise that managing another person’s LinkedIn profile is substantially safer than handling two profiles under your name or managing a false profile.


If ever requested for identification, providing it in the former scenario is straightforward.


However, maintaining double profiles or fake accounts can lead to needing to abandon the account entirely due to the inability to provide authentic verification.

🧾 Best Practices for Managing Multiple LinkedIn Accounts Safely


  • Avoid Simultaneous Logins: Ensure that no two individuals access the same LinkedIn account simultaneously. Concurrent activity can easily trigger LinkedIn’s scrutiny.


  • Use a Proxy or VPN: Employ these tools to hide your IP address and location, making it more challenging for LinkedIn to detect suspicious activity.


  • Utilise Separate Chrome Profiles: Each Chrome profile typically maintains its own set of cookies and cached data.


  • Separate Devices for Each Account: Although not a viable solution for many, allocating separate devices for each LinkedIn account is the safest option.


  • Consider Multi-Account Browsers: Specialised browsers allow users to have multiple digital identities, disconnecting them from each other. However, these often involve subscription fees.


At the end of the day, the risk is yours to take. Many have been able to manage multiple LinkedIn accounts successfully by simply using the first 3 tips. After all, for many of us, it’s all part of our job.


Ultimately, managing multiple LinkedIn accounts has its risks, and the responsibility lies with the user.


Many individuals have successfully navigated this by simply following the first three tips at once. 


  • Avoiding simultaneous logins

  • Using a VPN when logging in

  • Using separate Chrome profiles


For many professionals, handling multiple accounts is an important and unavoidable part of their work.


Prioritise caution, embrace these strategies, and safeguard your professional presence on LinkedIn.


Stay safe!