I am not going to tell you whether you should or not, all my social media consultant friends have been writing about that a lot lately.
What I am telling you is that starting today you can turn them all off with a single click if you are so inclined (or if your compliance department is).
In other words you no longer have to watch your profile constantly or e-mail notifying you that someone has endorsed you and going in and turning them off one by one.
The developers at LinkedIn made the change and I received an e-mail today from Julie Inouye; she is head of product public relations at LinkedIn and part of their corporate communications office.
“Wanted to let you know that we've made some changes to all the ways you can manage endorsements,” she wrote.
She was sending along the link to this blog post over there: Endorse and be Endorsed that they published today.
I had written her right after endorsements came out back in September expressing that advisers and other regulated industries were probably going to have a time with this.
Anyway, in a subsequent back and forth she reminded me that the ability to hide individual endorsements and endorsers has been available since launch but that the new feature is the ability to hide all with one click.
Click the image below and read the instructions in the caption if you need a little guidance in how to turn them off yourself.
I was contacted by an adviser overnight who still has to change his endorsements one at a time, I believe this is the case because he is still using the original user profile design. LinkedIn launched a new design in mid-October and have been slowly migrating those that request it over. It basically changes the appearance of your profile (think of it like a new design to your resume or CV --- but with linkages to new features and more flexibility in some areas).
They have a link to the post announcing it and to the new feature in the first paragraph of their blog here (“Endorse and be Endorsed”).