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How to write a recommendation on LinkedIn?

A recommendation on Linkedin is a statement written by a user to commend their connection, Anyone can write a recommendation for their connection on Linkedin — be it a colleague, student or a business partner.

Recommendations are useful especially when you’re starting your career as it adds insights from your colleagues and seniors — giving any prospective employees an idea of what they can expect while working with you. It also helps get your profile more attention.

In this article, we will guide you through how to write a recommendation through different methods on the Linkedin website and app followed by a guide on how to delete a recommendation that you’ve given on Linkedin.

Also read: How to ask for a recommendation on LinkedIn?

Writing a recommendation on the LinkedIn mobile app

There are three different methods to write a recommendation on the Linkedin app for Android and iOS.

The first and second method only works if someone has requested a recommendation from you. You can use the third method to send a recommendation to a user, even if they haven’t requested it themselves.

Method 1: Via requested recommendation link

Launch the Linkedin app and follow the steps below to write a recommendation if someone has requested you to do that.

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  • Tap on the Messages option at the top right corner of the screen.
  • Tap on the name of the user who requested a recommendation from you.
  • Tap on the link below the recommendation request message
  • Recommendation requests page will open. Look for the user’s request and tap on the Recommend option below their name.
  • On the next screen, write the recommendation in the box and tap on Next button below the box. Your recommendation will be sent to the user.
How to write a recommendation on LinkedIn? | Candid.Technology

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Method 2: Via your own profile

Launch the Linkedin app and follow the steps below to write a recommendation from your own profile for someone who has requested a recommendation.

How to write a recommendation on LinkedIn? | Candid.Technology
  • Tap on the Profile picture icon on the top left corner of the screen.
  • In the menu that appears to the left, tap on the View Profile link below your name at the top of the screen.
  • On the next screen, scroll down to the recommendation section and either tap on the Edit (pencil) icon at the top right corner or See All option below the recommendation section.
  • Then tap on the Given tab and then tap on the recommendation request option.
  • On the next screen tap on the Recommend option at the bottom of the request box.
  • On the next screen write the recommendation and tap on the Next button. Your recommendation will be sent.
How to write a recommendation on LinkedIn? | Candid.Technology

Also read: What happens when you block someone on LinkedIn?

Method 3: Via someone else’s profile

Open the profile of the user for whom you want to write a recommendation and follow the steps mentioned below.

How to write a recommendation on LinkedIn? | Candid.Technology
  • Tap on the More icon beside the Message icon below the user profile information.
  • A menu will appear at the bottom of the screen, tap on the Recommend option.
  • On the next screen, fill your relationship with the user and the position and click on the Next button at the bottom of the box.
  • On the next screen write the recommendation and tap on the Next button at the bottom of the box.

Your recommendation will be sent to the selected Linkedin user.

Also read: How to make your LinkedIn profile private?

Writing a requested recommendation on Linkedin website

Similar to the Linkedin app, its website also has three different methods to write a recommendation.

The first and second method only works if someone has requested a recommendation from you. You can use the third method to send a recommendation to a user, even if they haven’t requested it themselves.

Method 1: Via requested recommendation link

Open the Linkedin website on any browser on your PC and follow the steps below to write a recommendation if someone has requested you to do that.

Step 1: Open the Messages box by clicking on it at the bottom of the screen. Then open the user’s message who requested the recommendation and click on the link below their message..

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Step 2: In the box that appears, click on the Write recommendation button below the name of the person you want to recommend.

How to write a recommendation on LinkedIn? | Candid.Technology

Step 3: Write the recommendation and then click on the Send button at the bottom left corner of the screen.

How to write a recommendation on LinkedIn? | Candid.Technology

Also read: How to merge LinkedIn accounts?

Method 2: Via your own profile

Open the Linkedin website and follow the steps below to write a recommendation from your own profile for someone who has requested a recommendation.

Step 1: Click on the Me (with your profile picture) icon on the menu bar at the top of the screen and then click on the View profile icon below your profile picture and info.

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Step 2: On the next screen scroll down to the Recommendations section and click on the Recommendation requests option below the received and given recommendation tabs.

How to write a recommendation on LinkedIn? | Candid.Technology

Step 3: In the box that appears click on the Write recommendation (in the blue colour box) at the bottom of the recommendation request.

How to write a recommendation on LinkedIn? | Candid.Technology

Step 4: Write the recommendation and then click on the Send button at the bottom left corner of the screen.

How to write a recommendation on LinkedIn? | Candid.Technology

Also read: How to see your posts on Linkedin?

Method 3: Via someone else’s profile

Open the profile of the user for whom you want to write a recommendation and follow the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Click on the More icon beside the Message icon below the background image of the user’s profile and then click on Recommend option in the dropdown menu.

How to write a recommendation on LinkedIn? | Candid.Technology

Step 2: In the box that appears, fill your relationship with the user, the position and click on the Next button at the bottom left corner of the screen.

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Step 3: On the next screen, write the recommendation and then click on the Send button at the bottom left corner of the screen.

How to write a recommendation on LinkedIn? | Candid.Technology

Also read: How to add volunteer experience on LinkedIn?

How to delete a recommendation on the Linkedin mobile app?

Launch the Linkedin app and follow the steps below to delete a recommendation that you’ve given to someone else.

How to write a recommendation on LinkedIn? | Candid.Technology
  • Tap on the Profile picture icon on the top left corner of the screen.
  • In the menu that appears, tap on the View Profile icon below your name at the top of the screen.
  • On the next screen, scroll down to the recommendation section and tap on Edit (pencil) icon at the top-right corner or tap on the See All option below the recommendation section.
  • On the next screen, tap on the Edit (pencil) option at the top right corner of the screen.
  • On the next screen, tap on Delete button below the recommendation that you’ve given to the user.
  • A confirmation box will appear, tap on the Delete button.
How to write a recommendation on LinkedIn? | Candid.Technology

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How to delete a recommendation on the Linkedin website?

Open your profile page, scroll down to the recommendation section and follow the steps below to delete a recommendation you’ve written.

Step 1: Click on the Edit (pencil) icon at the top right corner of the recommendation section.

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Step 2: Then click on the Given tab beside the received tab at the top-right corner of the screen and then click on the Delete button beside the user’s profile.

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Step 3: A confirmation box will appear. Click on OK button.

How to write a recommendation on LinkedIn? | Candid.Technology

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