How to Reopen a LinkedIn Account
By Melissa King
LinkedIn's social networking platform enables you to make new business contacts through your clients, co-workers, partners and employees. If you accidentally closed your account within the past 30 days, LinkedIn can usually reopen it for you. When LinkedIn reopens your account, your contacts and connections are restored, but you lose your groups and recommendations.
Log in to LinkedIn and navigate to to the LinkedIn Submit Your Question page (link in Resources).
Type the full name and email address associated with the LinkedIn account you want to reopen.
Enter "Reopen my closed account" in the subject line, if necessary. LinkedIn may have filled in the subject line for you.
Ask LinkedIn to restore your account in the "Your Question" box.
Click "Continue..." to submit your request to LinkedIn. When LinkedIn reopens the account, you will receive an email. You'll also receive an email if LinkedIn cannot reopen the account.
LinkedIn cannot recover accounts closed more than 30 days.
Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.