- Spice Name: Send a Linkedin Connection Request
- Results: Automatically send connection requests to any Linkedin profile
About auto-sending connection request
Linkedin is a lead generation machine. People in your connection are more likely to convert than those who’re not in your connection even though they know you. This is why we have created this spice to help you expand your network by auto-sending connection requests to specified profiles on Linkedin.
How to auto-send connection requests on Linkedin?
We have created this spice with powerful customizations to not put you in any kind of trouble as Linkedin is very keen on keeping the network away from spam. Linkedin wants its member to receive connection requests only from relevant people. The customizations give you that control to get over the problem Linkedin thinks is a threat to the platform.
Enter the profile URL, which’s mandatory, and other customization options to control who exactly you send connection requests to.
Here are the steps to send connection requests
- Create a free TexAu account here
- Enter Linkedin session cookie manually or simply use TexAu Chrome Extension
- If you have a list of profile URLs you want to send a connection request to, create a CSV or Google sheet and link it in the steps shown below. You can use one of our spice to scrape profiles from Linkedin search to find those profile URLs.
Limitations & important points to note
Following limits imply to this spice using TexAu:
- You can send only 20 connection requests per day. The official limit of Linkedin is 100 for regular profiles and 125-150 for premium users. We want to keep the limit to less than half so that you do not invite any trouble from Linkedin. Furthermore, you will have to keep in mind your daily limit. You can find those details here.
Understanding the whole execution of this spice
Here we will see the steps of the execution & the inputs required for this spice.
The whole execution will play around these 9 input points & the total time to execute this will be around 1-2 minutes, depending on the number of profiles to send a connection request to.
Here’s what each of the input points means:
- Li_AT: Linkedin uses this piece of information to ensure it’s really you who’s using the Linkedin profile.
- Profile URL: Enter the URL of the profile you want to send a connection request. If you have a list of profile URLs CSV or link a Google sheet, skip to step 7.
- Message: At the time of sending a connection request, it’s a best practice to send a note to make it more likely to accept as a connection. You can add labels to send personalized messages.
- Only Second Circle: Select this box if you want to send connection requests only to users who’re second-degree connections and not third-degree connections.
- Verify Request Sent: Select this checkbox if you want a confirmation if the request was successfully sent. This requires 30 seconds extra per request which makes the whole process lengthy.
- Linkedin Premium Account: Select this checkbox if you have a Linkedin premium account so that you can send more connection requests.
- Upload a CSV or Link a Google Sheet: Here you can upload a CSV or link a Google sheet containing the list of Linkedin profile URLs.
- Send Connection Request: Clicking on this button will immediately start the execution.
- Schedule this spice: You can schedule running this spice if you have too big of a list to finish in one day. You can schedule the execution every day, specific days of the week or month. You can even schedule the execution multiple times a day.
How to auto-send connection requests using TexAu?
Step 1: Create TexAu account & authenticate Linkedin Session cookie
Once your account is set up and you have completed the onboarding, visit the Spice page in the app. TexAu acts on your behalf on Linkedin to run this automation. TexAu is the safest automation platform on the web, it uses your Linkedin session cookie to authenticate as you to run this automation. We never ask for your login credentials. To make filling session cookies easier, you can use the TexAu Chrome extension. This process only requires 2 clicks.
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Refresh your automation page and click on the Get Cookie button. Make sure you’re logged in to your Linkedin account & the activated chrome extension will do the job.
In case if you are not using Google Chrome, check this guide on how to get cookies manually from your browser. We are working hard to bring our extension to all the major browsers very soon.
Step 2: Upload the CSV or paste Google sheet URL (only if you have multiple profile URLs to send a connection request to)
If you have a CSV, simply upload it from your PC. If you have a Google Sheet, there are some extra steps.
- First, paste the Google sheet’s URL.
- Either get the session cookie or use our chrome extension to do it with the click of a button.
- Input the column containing the Linkedin profile URLs. Make sure you choose the right column for successful execution.
For the final touch, make sure you have set the sheet as public (as shown below) so the TexAu can access it.
Step 3: Start execution or schedule the automation
Clicking on the Send a Connection Request button will immediately start the execution. Based on the number of Profile URLs to send connection requests to, the execution time will vary.
Scheduling the automation will give you additional points to control the execution. You can choose specific days of the week or month, specific times daily. You can even set a specific start & end time of the execution.
The advantage of automating the whole process is that you don’t have to actively sit in front of your PC while TexAu does its job.
Step 4: Download execution results to your local PC
Once you click on the Send a Connection Request button, the execution will begin and then you will see the following message in the execution log.
Once you see, click on the ‘Result’ button where you can view your results & download the result as a CSV file as shown below.
Note: Alternatively you can download results from the Results menu on the left-hand navigation, just hover over the menu & click on Results as shown below:
That’s all you need to send connection requests to Linkedin Profiles.
- How to use CSV with TexAu Automation
- How to use Google Sheet with TexAu Automation
- How to schedule a TexAu Automation
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