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View LinkedIn Profiles Without Logging In

You want to view someone on LinkedIn but you don’t have a profile and have no desire to create an account. 👀

The Problem

You want to view someone on LinkedIn but you don’t have a profile and have no desire to create an account.

Or you want to view a profile but without the person knowing and you’re definitely not willing to spend all that cash on the premium upgrade which would allow you to do that (it’s $25+/month!!!). 💸 💸 💸

Either way, LinkedIn wants you to sign in and will have an annoying popup that looks like the following:

The Solution

Let’s get rid of this of this annoying popup and continue browsing profiles with 3 simple steps.

To Note. You will need to use Chrome.

Step 1. Download StyleBot as a Chrome extension

Step 2. Add a new style

Click on the Stylebot extension and select Options.

Select the Add a new style... button.

Enter linkedin.com as the URL and the following CSS code.

Don’t forget to hit Save!

#ad {
  display: none;
}

#advocate-modal {
  background: none;
}

#advocate-modal .modal-content {
  display: none;
}

.reg-upsell {
  display: none;
}

body.advocate-modal-visible {
  overflow: initial;
}

Step 3. That’s it! 😁

No more ads or popups!

Note in the screenshot above that I have the Stylebot extension enabled and am browsing in Incognito.

This way, I can still be logged into LinkedIn but whenever I need to, I can also discretely view profiles without letting the other person know.

Troubleshooting

If you are still seeing the annoying popup, make sure that the Stylebot extension is enabled and refresh the page.

Also, make sure the URL of the profile you want to view is formatted as

https://www.linkedin.com/in/USERNAME_HERE

or you may still end up seeing the popup.

By Frances Coronel

Frances Coronel is a software engineer specializing in UI development on the Customer Acquisition Team at Slack where her mission is to make your working life simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.

She has been working professionally as a developer since 2015 and holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from Hampton University and a Masters in Computer Science from Cornell Tech.

Outside of Slack, Frances is an Executive Director of Techqueria, a 501c3 nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech in the US.

She also supports Code Nation as a member of their Bay Area Leadership Council and the Latino Community Foundation as a member of their Latinos in Tech Giving Circle.