LinkedIn will introduce “block user” feature

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One of the items I hear LinkedIn users asking for most frequently is the ability to “block” other members from viewing their profiles. Currently, it’s simply not possible. You can limit what people can see on your public profile, but there’s no way to restrict their access altogether.

Well, that seems to be changing. This Internet Evolution post details the work of Anna Rihtar, who has campaigned for a block user feature. As the story states, LinkedIn has confirmed that it’s on the way, although no specific date has been given.

Regardless of when it happens, it’s sure to be a welcome addition, bringing LinkedIn up to date with what has long been a standard on other social media sites.