What Does The Green Dot Mean On Linkedin?

When you’re browsing LinkedIn, you may have noticed green dots next to some of your connections’ profile pictures. These green dots indicate that the user is currently online and active on LinkedIn.

Two different types of green dots

There are two different types of green dots you may see on LinkedIn:

  • Solid green dot: This means the user is currently on LinkedIn and will be instantly notified when you send them a message.
  • Hollowed-out green dot: This means the user is not actively using LinkedIn but has push notifications enabled on mobile. They’ll be notified instantly when you send them a message.

Benefits of seeing the green dot

The green dot can be a useful tool for networking and building relationships on LinkedIn. It can help you:

  • Identify which of your connections are currently available and more likely to respond to your messages.
  • Send messages at a time when your connections are more likely to see them.
  • Start conversations with your connections in real time.

How to turn off the green dot

If you don’t want your connections to see when you’re online, you can turn off the green dot. To do this:

  1. Click on the Me icon in the top right corner of your LinkedIn homepage.
  2. Select Settings & Privacy.
  3. Click on the Privacy tab.
  4. Under How others see your LinkedIn activity, scroll down to Active status.
  5. Click Change next to Who can see when you’re active on LinkedIn.
  6. Select Nobody.

Tips for using the green dot

Here are a few tips for using the green dot effectively:

  • Be mindful of the time difference. When you send a message to someone with a green dot, keep in mind that they may be in a different time zone.
  • Be respectful of people’s time. If you see that someone is online, don’t assume that they’re free to chat. Only send them a message if you have something important to say.
  • Use the green dot to start conversations. If you see a connection with a green dot, it’s a great opportunity to start a conversation. Send them a message to say hello, ask how they’re doing, or share something interesting.

The green dot is a useful tool for networking and building relationships on LinkedIn. By using it effectively, you can connect with your connections at a time when they’re more likely to be available and responsive.

Leave a Comment