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Missing The “Connect” Button? It’s There.

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If you’ve ever tried to grow your LinkedIn network, you might have encountered a startling roadblock. Usually, making a new connection on LinkedIn is just a matter of clicking the “Connect” button inside a person’s profile and attaching a personalized invitation note. Occasionally, however, you might find that the connect button isn’t visible. 

Before you panic, know that LinkedIn users have the ability to turn off their “Connect” button and instead feature a “Follow” button in the same space on their profile. If you can’t find the “Connect” button right away, don’t worry. It’s still there, you’ll just need an extra click to find it.

If the connect button is missing, follow these two simple steps: 

  1. Click the “More” button inside the person’s profile.
2. Select the “Connect” button from the dropdown menu.
3. Before you send off your request, don’t forget to add a personalized invitation note.

You’re all set! That’s all it takes to request a new connection when the “Connect” button is hidden. Note that some users choose to add an additional layer of privacy by requiring people to enter the correct email address before sending the connection request. 

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