How do I recover my LinkedIn username and password?

In a nutshell: LinkedIn is a social media platform for professionals used by companies to grow their network. Signing up is free and requires an email or phone number. Lost passwords can easily be recovered by verifying

Adam Goldkamp is the editor / author responsible for this content.
May 14, 2024


Think of LinkedIn as the social media for professionals. Small to medium-sized companies and large corporations use LinkedIn to look for new clients, build relationships or find new team members. The platform is free for anyone who signs up. You just need an email address or phone number to sign up for LinkedIn. Do make sure you have access to the email or phone so you can verify your LinkedIn account. Users can also easily recover lost LinkedIn passwords by creating another one. If you're having trouble signing in, use this guide to recover your password and view your username.

Visit the LinkedIn Homepage

Use this link:

Tap Sign In

How do I recover my LinkedIn username and password? (Step 2)

Tap Forgot Password

Click on Forgot password on the sign-in page.

How do I recover my LinkedIn username and password? (Step 3)

Type in Your Email or Phone

Enter the email address or phone number associated with your LinkedIn account.

How do I recover my LinkedIn username and password? (Step 4)

Tap Next

On the next page, LinkedIn will ask you to enter the 6-digit code sent to your email address or phone. Log in to your email or check your phone for the code, type it in and click Submit.

How do I recover my LinkedIn username and password? (Step 5)

Enter Your New Password

Type in your new password and tap Submit. We recommend choosing a strong password for your LinkedIn account by including numbers, capital letters and special characters. Click Submit.

You can recover your username once you're signed in to LinkedIn. Follow the next steps to get your LinkedIn username, which you can share.

How do I recover my LinkedIn username and password? (Step 6)

Visit This Link:

Make sure you're signed in already.

Tap on the Me Dropdown on the Upper Right-Hand Corner

How do I recover my LinkedIn username and password? (Step 8)

Tap View Profile

Check the URL

You'll find your LinkedIn username at the end of the URL.


Basic LinkedIn membership allows users to reconnect with old colleagues, view profiles, search for jobs and receive unlimited messages. If you sign up for a premium membership, you get detailed business insights and access to LinkedIn Learning. Premium membership also allows users to send Inmails to companies and other users. If you already have LinkedIn and having trouble signing in, just follow the steps above to recover your password and username. If you're still having trouble creating an account or recovering your LinkedIn password, please don't hesitate to contact LinkedIn Customer Support.

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