LinkedIn posts do not disappear entirely once published, but they can become less visible over time as new content pushes them further down in feeds. However, there are some actions that can cause posts to be hidden or removed.
How LinkedIn Feeds Work
When you post something on LinkedIn, it will appear in the feeds of your connections. How long it stays visible depends on a few factors:
- Recency – Newer posts push older content down the feeds
- Engagement – Posts with more likes, comments, and shares stay near the top longer
- Algorithm – LinkedIn’s algorithm determines visibility based on relevance
So posts don’t have an “expiration date,” but they naturally get buried over time as users continually add new content to LinkedIn.
Archived vs. Deleted Posts
If a post does disappear from view, there are two possibilities:
- Archived – LinkedIn automatically archives posts older than two years. You can still find and re-share archived posts.
- Deleted – Posts removed by either the user or LinkedIn are no longer visible anywhere.
When LinkedIn Removes Posts
There are a few cases where LinkedIn will remove a post without the user deleting it:
- Community Guidelines violations – Posts reported and found to violate LinkedIn’s policies.
- Copyright takedowns – Posts removed due to DMCA copyright complaints.
- Court orders – Posts removed to comply with laws or court orders.
If LinkedIn takes down one of your posts for any of the above reasons, you will receive a notification explaining why it was removed.
When Users Delete Posts
As the author of a post, you can delete it anytime by:
- Clicking the “More” menu on the post and selecting “Delete this post.”
- Or deleting it from your Activity page under “Manage my posts.”
Reasons users may delete their own LinkedIn posts include:
- Changing roles or employers and removing outdated information.
- Deleting an accidental or erroneous post.
- Removing posts that did not get engagement.
- Cleaning up their profile by deleting old posts.
Finding Archived Posts
If you want to view or re-share one of your posts that LinkedIn automatically archived, you can find it by:
- Going to your profile and clicking “See all activity” under the Posts section.
- Clicking the filter icon and selecting “Archived”.
- Browsing your archived posts and clicking any you want to share again.
Recovering Deleted Posts
If you deleted a post yourself, you may be able to recover it for up to 90 days after deletion by:
- Going to your Activity page and clicking “Manage my posts”.
- Clicking the filter icon and selecting “Deleted”.
- Clicking the “Restore” button on any deleted posts you want back.
However, any posts deleted by LinkedIn for violations can’t be recovered.
Preserving Important Posts
To make sure important posts remain visible longer before being archived, you can:
- Pin posts to the top of your profile to keep them in view.
- Promote high-value posts through LinkedIn’s advertising tools.
- Share key posts periodically to push them back into followers’ feeds.
You can also download an archive of your profile and posts through LinkedIn’s “Download your data” tool for reference.
Avoiding Post Removal
To reduce the chance of having your posts removed by LinkedIn, be sure to:
- Adhere to LinkedIn’s user guidelines and professional posting standards.
- Only post original content or share content from others appropriately.
- Abide by copyright and fair use regulations when posting.
Checking posts for guideline compliance before publishing can prevent takedowns.
What Happens When a Post is Deleted
When a LinkedIn post is permanently deleted either by the user or by LinkedIn, here is what happens:
- The post is no longer visible anywhere on LinkedIn, including the user’s profile.
- Any shares, likes, or comments on the post are also removed.
- The post cannot be recovered by the user after deletion (except for user-deleted posts within 90 days).
- If deleted by LinkedIn, the post’s URL returns a 404 error.
- Deleting a single post does not affect the visibility of a user’s other posts.
So unlike other social networks where deleted content may still be accessible, removal of a LinkedIn post erases it completely from public view.
LinkedIn posts remain visible until archived after two years or deleted manually by the user or by LinkedIn. Archived posts can still be recovered, but deleted posts are permanently removed. To sustain post longevity, encourage engagement, pin important posts, and adhere to posting guidelines.