How to View Pending Connections in LinkedIn

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LinkedIn is a great tool for professionals looking to grow their business and personal networks. One of the best ways to establish your brand and grow your network is to closely monitor the invitations you send or receive.

Although LinkedIn always sends you a notification whenever someone sends you a connection request or accepts your invitation, these notifications are often grouped together with other types of alerts in the notification area. As such, you may not notice them.



How to View Pending Connections in LinkedIn on PC

LinkedIn is on a mission to create business opportunities for every member of the global workforce. The LinkedIn desktop app provides the tools you need to grow your professional network and access meaningful information about the industries and companies that matter most.

In particular, the application is accessible directly from your taskbar or the Start menu. You can even add it to your list of startup items if you want it to start automatically as soon as you boot. This can help ensure that you never miss important notifications.

Most importantly, the app is designed to help you see your pending connections with just a few taps. Here's how:

  1. When the stream opens, select "My Network" from the navigation bar at the top. At this point, you should see a list of all pending connections.
  2. Click "Manage" on the far right. This should redirect you to the invites management page where you can view received and sent invites.
  3. To view who has sent you invitations, click "Received". You then have the option to ignore or accept the invitation.
  4. To view invitations you have sent, click "Sent". This allows you to withdraw an invitation if you no longer wish to connect with someone.

If you don't have the LinkedIn desktop app installed on your PC, don't worry. You can also access the platform through a browser such as Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox. To see pending connections on any of these browsers, here are the steps:



  1. Click "My Network" at the top of the feed. This opens a list of all your pending connections.
  2. Click "Manage" to open the invitation management page.
  3. By default, you're immediately taken to the "Sent" section where you can see a list of invitations you've sent. To view the list of people who want to connect with you, click "Received". Like on the desktop app, you can approve or remove invitations as you see fit.

How to View Pending Connections in the LinkedIn iPhone App

The LinkedIn iPhone app presents a quick and easy way to stay connected on the go. It helps you connect with influential organizations, seek out new opportunities in your profession or industry, and stay informed with industry insights that will help you grow professionally. You can also post updates to groups for discussions or share files privately with your connections.

The app allows you to view a list of pending connections with the push of a button. You can see who you didn't accept as a connection, then accept or ignore their request. Here's how:

  1. Launch the app.
  2. Tap "My Network" in the top navigation bar.
  3. Tap "Invite". This should open a list of all your pending connections.
  4. Tap "Sent" to view invitations you've sent to people you want to connect with. The "Sent" tab displays only recipients who have not yet responded to your invitations. You can withdraw the invite by tapping the "Withdraw" tab on the far right.
  5. Tap "Received" to see who has sent you an invitation.

How to View Pending Connections in the LinkedIn Android App

Traditionally considered a complex social media network to navigate, LinkedIn has updated its Android app with a simpler interface that makes it easier for you to monitor connection and recruiter updates. The “People You May Know” section gives you suggestions based on mutual connections and work history, making it a valuable resource in your networking arsenal.



With features like push notifications – which let you know when messages have been received or if someone has viewed your profile – this is one of the best business apps on Android that easily helps you stay organized while keeping your contacts.

Here's how to see pending connections in the LinkedIn Android app:

  1. Open the app and select "My Network" from the top navigation bar.
  2. Tap "Invitations" to see pending connections.
  3. Tap "Sent" to view invitations you've sent. This will help you quickly identify users who have not yet responded to your invitations. You can then withdraw the invitation or keep it in place and give your potential contacts more time to respond.
  4. Tap "Received" to see who has sent you an invitation.

Stay in control

Connecting with new people on LinkedIn has many benefits, including access to industry news, job postings, career advice, and networking opportunities. These opportunities increase as your network grows, so it's important to keep track of pending connections.


A high number of pending connections can indicate that your profile is attractive and well received by potential employers or clients. On the other hand, a low number could indicate that an account needs some adjustments. This information can help you better understand the value of your LinkedIn account and what needs to be done to grow it.

What do you like the most on LinkedIn? Have you tried viewing your pending invitations?

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