Posted on Apr 17, 2013

UpdatesI’m having problems remembering my past. My LinkedIn past, that is.

I recently noticed that I am now restricted as to how far back I can look into my past LinkedIn Activity. With the old LinkedIn format, I could click on “Activity” from my Profile and see way back into the yonder years of my LinkedIn existence. Now, I can only see what I’ve done for the past two weeks! Why is this a problem? A few reasons:

  1. If I like an article, I’ll post it to LinkedIn. Sometimes – maybe a few weeks later – I’ll remember a phrase or thought from a particular article and I’ll want to look it up. I used to be able to use my LinkedIn activity as an archive, but now, I can only see the things I’ve posted up to two weeks ago.
  2. In the same vein, it’s never good to share too many similar articles. I don’t want to bore my Connections with heaps of posts or articles about the same topic, so I like to use my LinkedIn Activity as a log. A few times a month, I like to look back at my Activity and review the posts I’ve made. If I see that the majority of my posts have related to Coaching, I’ll decide to switch things up a bit.
  3. People can comment on posts you’ve made or articles you’ve shared. To maintain a quality network, it’s important to respond to those comments in a timely manner. If you can’t see far enough into your past Activity, this can be hard to do.
  4. Using LinkedIn Updates to stay top-of-mind is important, especially if you’re connected to Recruiters or Hiring Managers. Because Profile Updates are posted in your Activity feed, they can notify Recruiters and Hiring Managers when you’re looking for a job, if you’ve added a relevant Skill, or if you’ve been Recommended or promoted recently. If any of these things happened more than two weeks ago, it would be difficult for a recruiter to see them.


To access your LinkedIn Activity, go to the LinkedIn home page and hover over “All Updates”:

LinkedIn Activity



Click on “Your Updates” to see your Activity as far back as 14 days.

Does anyone have information about this change? Will we ever be able to access our old Activity information again? Please share below!

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