If you are unable to see posts on LinkedIn, there are a few potential reasons why this may be happening. The most common reasons are that the post may have been deleted or hidden, your account settings may be restricting what posts you can see, or there may be a technical issue.
The post was deleted or hidden
The most straightforward explanation is that the post you are trying to view was deleted by the author or hidden from your view. Here are some scenarios where this could occur:
- The author deleted the post – If the original poster chose to delete their own post, it would no longer be visible to anyone.
- The post was hidden from you – The author may have adjusted the visibility settings to exclude certain connections like yourself from seeing the post.
- The post was moderated – LinkedIn will remove posts that violate their policies. So if the post contained prohibited content, LinkedIn could have taken it down.
In these cases, you will not be able to see the post anymore since you no longer have access to view it. You would need to follow up with the original poster if you want to learn why it was removed.
Your account settings are restricting posts
There are a few account settings that determine what posts you can see from other users. If you have these configured to limit visibility, some posts may be hidden from your feed or search results:
- Feed preferences – You can filter posts in your feed by criteria like content type, industry, interest tags, etc. If you have filters enabled, some posts will be excluded.
- Muted accounts – Muting an account will block all of their posts from your feed. The posts still exist but you won’t see them.
- Blocked accounts – Completely blocking another user will remove their posts as well as other content like their profile and comments.
Check your account settings and preferences to see if any of these could be unintentionally hiding the post you expect to see. You may need to adjust them to broaden the content that is eligible to be displayed to you.
There is a technical issue
Less commonly, there may be a bug or glitch preventing you from seeing a particular post. Some examples include:
- Display error – A coding issue causes the post to not load correctly.
- Indexing delay – It may take some time for new posts to be searchable if there are indexing issues.
- Web browser cache – An outdated cached version of the page may not have the new post.
Troubleshooting steps for technical problems include:
- Refresh the page – Fetch the latest version of the page to ensure content is up to date.
- Try another web browser – Switch browsers in case one has a display error.
- Clear cache – Clear your browser history and cache in case of outdated content.
- Check site status – See if LinkedIn has reported any known issues on their status page.
If the problem persists across browsers and devices, it’s likely a backend issue on LinkedIn’s end. You may need to wait for them to fix it before the post is visible to you again.
You do not have access to private posts
LinkedIn members can mark posts as visible only to their direct connections. If you do not have a 1st degree connection to the author, these posts will not show up for you.
Some things to note about private posts:
- They will only be visible to 1st degree connections in the author’s network.
- Your 2nd and 3rd degree contacts may also not see the post if they aren’t directly connected.
- You will not be able to see the post or even know it exists unless someone directly shares it with you.
Essentially, the only way to access private posts is if the original poster changes the visibility to public or someone in their 1st degree network re-shares it with you. But otherwise, private posts are restricted solely to the author’s direct connections.
You are blocked from seeing someone’s posts
On LinkedIn, members can choose to block other members which prevents them from interacting with each other’s profiles and posts. If someone blocks you, it means you will no longer be able to see or engage with their content.
Effects of being blocked include:
- You cannot view the person’s profile or see any updates they post.
- Any comments you make on their posts will be hidden from public view.
- You will be unable to share their posts or give reactions.
- They will not receive any messages or connection requests you send.
Essentially all communication is cut off when you are blocked. To regain access, you would need the person who blocked you to reverse their decision and unblock you.
Your access was revoked from private groups or pages
LinkedIn Groups and Company Pages have distinct permission settings that determine who can view associated posts. As an admin, your access can be revoked if:
- You are removed from a private LinkedIn Group that requires membership to view discussions.
- Your admin privileges are revoked from a Company Page you used to manage.
- The visibility settings change to exclude your access.
Since these are controlled by page owners rather than your personal account, you would need to follow up with the admins of those groups or pages to restore your access privileges.
How to troubleshoot missing LinkedIn posts
If you cannot see posts that you expect to on LinkedIn, here are some steps to troubleshoot:
- Check if the post was deleted – See if the author or LinkedIn removed the content.
- Review your account settings – Disable any filters or blocks that may be hiding posts.
- Try different devices and browsers – Switch environments in case it is a display issue.
- Clear cache and refresh – Load latest versions of pages.
- Check LinkedIn’s system status – See if they have reported any known issues.
- Consider access restrictions – You may not have permission to view private content.
- Follow up with the author – Ask them if the post was removed or your access was revoked.
With some diligence, you should be able to determine why a particular post is not visible and what needs to be done to restore your access. Be sure to check for platform issues before assuming it is an isolated problem.
FAQs about missing LinkedIn posts
Why did a LinkedIn post disappear from my feed?
Common reasons a post can disappear include:
- The author deleted it
- It was hidden from you or moderated
- Your feed filters are excluding it
- You muted or blocked the author
What does it mean if I’m shadowbanned on LinkedIn?
A shadowban is when LinkedIn secretly hides all your posts without notifying you. It happens if LinkedIn’s automated moderation determines your posts violate their guidelines. You can appeal a shadowban by contacting LinkedIn support.
How do I find old posts I’ve liked on LinkedIn?
To see posts you previously liked:
- Go to your profile and select “Posts & Activity”
- Switch to the “Likes” tab
- Scroll through to find the posts you liked
This shows all your post likes in one place for easy reference.
Can I recover a deleted LinkedIn post?
Unfortunately, once a post is deleted there is no way to recover or view it again. Neither you nor LinkedIn can retrieve the content of a deleted post. The only record is that a post existed but the text and images are erased from LinkedIn’s systems.
There are a variety of reasons why you may not be able to see certain LinkedIn posts. The most frequent causes are deleted posts, account settings restricting visibility, and platform issues. To troubleshoot, methodically check possible access restrictions and technical problems before reaching out for assistance. With some diligent detective work, you should be able to determine why a post is missing and what is needed to restore your access.