If you cancel your LinkedIn premium subscription and return to a free Basic account, you will retain your profile, links, and other data as is. However, you lose access to Premium benefits such as premium insights in InMail, job listings, LinkedIn Pages, and a full list of Who Viewed Your Profile. You may also encounter a commercial usage limit.
Note: If you cancel this after signing up for a free trial, you will not be able to sign up for another free trial for 12 months.
To cancel your LinkedIn premium subscription:
- Click the Me icon at the top of your LinkedIn home page.
- Select Premium subscription settings from the drop-down list.
- Click Unsubscribe from Manage premium account on the right.
- Click Continue to cancel your premium.
Note: There are different instructions for canceling your Recruiter Lite account and canceling your Sales Navigator account.
Learn more about canceling your premium subscription:
- To avoid being charged for the next billing period, you must cancel your subscription at least one day before the billing date listed here.
- The cancellation process will end billing, and your access to Premium features will be removed after the current billing date.
- At the end of your billing date, you will lose access to all accumulated InMail credits and cannot be re-added.
- If you are using a plan, promotion, or price that is no longer offered as a bid, you will not be able to repurchase the same plan or re-use the promotional price.
- You can only delete your payment method after your current billing date.
- In some cases, it may be possible to upgrade to the Premium Career level.
2 Main Features of LinkedIn Premium
- Full list of viewers
If you’re using LinkedIn for free, the most uncomfortable situation is probably not being able to access the full list of viewers of your profile. LinkedIn, which shows only the last five people visiting your profile for free memberships, often harasses you to switch to a Premium membership to view more.
Here is one of the most outstanding features of LinkedIn Premium, which means that you can see a complete list of LinkedIn users up to 90 days when you visit your profile. This way, you can increase your chances of expanding your environment and reach potential customers more easily.
In addition, LinkedIn notifies Premium members, not only the entire list of visitors to their profiles but also through which keywords they find them. You can optimize your profile and add the keywords you want to be found by seeing which words they searched for your profile.
Finally, LinkedIn Premium, which provides analytics for visitors to your profile, lets you know which sectors these people are from and which parts of the world you are in.
- More comprehensive search results
Search on LinkedIn has great importance in reaching the right people and links. LinkedIn aims to provide Premium members with comprehensive search results to help them get more out of this feature. Unlike regular subscribers, premium subscribers offer search filtering options such as company size, titles, relevant members, Fortune 1000 companies, and date of joining LinkedIn.
You can also view all of their profiles even if people appearing in these search results aren’t around you. Finally, you can save these calls to receive email notifications on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Last but not least, regular members can also use registered searches, while Premium members can save more searches.
How Much Is LinkedIn Premium?
- Career has a cost of $29.99 per month or $239.88 (33% less) annually.
- Business is $59.99 per month or $575.88 (20% less) annually.
- Sales is $79.99 per month or $779.88 (19% less) annually.
- Hiring (or Recruiter Lite) is $119.95 per month, or $1,199.40 (17% less) annually.
However, don’t forget that there’s a trial and you can find many discounts online. Does it worth it? It’s up to you to decide.